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1883 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
6365
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
8,000
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 1,200 R-4.9 31 / 45 TIE 90 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 180 R-7.2 28 / 45 TIE 96 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 28 / 45 TIE 83 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,200
60 or Better 180
65 or Better 30
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-7.2
65 or Better R-8.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 31 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 28 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 90 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 96 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 83 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2015:108, not sold

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7140, $5,750

6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2015:108, not sold

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7140, $5,750

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

The 1883 Half Dollar is a great date because of its miniscule mintage of only 8,000 coins. However, it is a tough coin to find in any condition, thus many collectors resort to a Proof version (which is twice as plentiful as the Mint State edition). To compund the problem, there are many examples that are so Prooflike that they are often confused with Proofs. On the other hand, there is a tendency to designate Proofs as Mint State because of the higher value of the latter.

The typical Mint State 1883 Half Dollar grades out at MS64. The very best coins are MS67 or better, with the finest example being a single PCGS MS67+.