1868 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
6323
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
417,600
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 450 R-6.1 10 / 45 TIE 28 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 14 / 45 TIE 51 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 3 / 45 TIE 18 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 450
60 or Better 50
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.1
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 28 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 51 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade

“Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS65 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004:457, $5,290.00 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98483, $9,987.50 - “Clackamas” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:382, $8,812.50

3 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2017:3670, $5,640.00 - D. L. Hansen Collection

3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grad
9 MS64 PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

“Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#3 MS65 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004:457, $5,290.00 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98483, $9,987.50 - “Clackamas” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:382, $8,812.50

#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2017:3670, $5,640.00 - D. L. Hansen Collection

#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grad
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Many of the Half Dollar dates from the 1860's have small mintages relative to their branch mint counterparts and the 1868 is no exception. It shows a mintage of 417,600 pieces compared to 1,160,000 for the San Francisco Mint. As a result, the 1868 Half Dollar is much scarcer than might be expected, the price is much higher than that of a normal "type" coin, and it is surprisingly difficult to locate in Mint State (where the typoicla quality is a mid-range MS63. Gems are very rare, especially above MS65. Somewhere "out there" is a PCGS MS67 example that has never appeared at auction. As the sole Top Pop, it would easily set a new record price for this date.