1884 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
6366
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
4,400
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 26 / 45 TIE 81 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 31 / 45 TIE 101 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 34 / 45 TIE 93 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 26 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 34 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 81 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 101 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 93 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 1/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98707, $5,170 - Heritage 2/2016:3235, $8,812.50

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Malibu Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/2010:2078, $43,125 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30523, $15,275 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:178, $14,100 - Heritage 4/2015:5092, $13,512.50 - Malibu Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS67 PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

Dime Box Silver Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4970, $21,150

3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 estimated grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #3 MS67 PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 1/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98707, $5,170 - Heritage 2/2016:3235, $8,812.50

#3 MS67 PCGS grade

Malibu Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/2010:2078, $43,125 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30523, $15,275 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:178, $14,100 - Heritage 4/2015:5092, $13,512.50 - Malibu Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

 
	MS67 PCGS grade 
#3 MS67 PCGS grade

Dime Box Silver Collection

#3 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4970, $21,150

#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1884 Half Dollar is a wonderful, low-mintage date. In fact, circulation strikes are scarce enough that collectors often resort to purchasing Proof examples of the year just to fill the hole in their collection. Because of the low mintage, many 1884 Half Dollars are fully Prooflike and, in fact, are sometimes confused as Proofs. Conversely, Proofs are often so frosty in appearance that they are confused as circulation strikes.

The overall quality of this date is excellent. Most examples grade out at MS64, but there are also tidy populations in MS63 and MS65. MS66 examples are no more rare than MS65s, but in MS67, the 1884 Half Dollar becomes truly rare.