1882 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6364
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 800 R-5.4 23 / 45 TIE 72 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 140 R-7.6 26 / 45 93 / 126
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 24 / 45 TIE 78 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 800
60 or Better 140
65 or Better 25
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-7.6
65 or Better R-9.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 23 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 26 / 45
65 or Better 24 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 72 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 93 / 126
65 or Better 78 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Malibu Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/2010:2074, $74,750 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98521, $38,187.50 - “Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:4498, $11,500

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 estimated grade

Heritage 1/2007:987, $14,950 - Heritage 8/2010:3166, $14,375

5 MS66+ PCGS estimated grade

Heritage 1/2007:4499, $8,625 - Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7139, $9,775

6 MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Malibu Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/2010:2074, $74,750 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98521, $38,187.50 - “Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:4498, $11,500

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 estimated grade

Heritage 1/2007:987, $14,950 - Heritage 8/2010:3166, $14,375

#5 MS66+ PCGS estimated grade

Heritage 1/2007:4499, $8,625 - Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7139, $9,775

#6 MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#6 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1882 Half Dollar has a moderately large mintage compared to the other Half Dollar dates of the 1880's but, by any other standard in any other series, this is a rare date. Only 8,400 coins were made for circulation along with 1,355 Proofs. For some reason, the 1882 Half Dollar has a total certified population that is among the lowest of the 1880-1890 period, with only the 1885 having a slightly lower population. MS63 and MS64 are the most frequently-seen grades at the Mint State level. Gems are slightly rare and Superb examples are true condition-rarities. To give an idea of how desirable the best examples are, the PCGS MS68 (later in the Eugene Gardner Collection) sold for $74,750 in 2010!