1886 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6368
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
5,000
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 1,000 R-5.0 26 / 45 TIE 81 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 28 / 45 TIE 96 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 23 / 45 73 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 175
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-7.2
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 26 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 23 / 45
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 81 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 96 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 73 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

Bowers & Merena 11/2010:2080, $48,875 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98497, $25,850 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade

“Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
 
	MS67 PCGS grade 
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 11/2010:2080, $48,875 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98497, $25,850 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade

“Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1886 Half Dollar is a great, small-mintage date of only 5,000 coins. By any standard, this is a very rare coin, yet this date is actually very affordable in most grades. Ample supplies of MS62 to MS64 examples are available and even Gems can be found with relative ease. Certification is recommended in all cases because it is often quite difficult to tell the difference between a Prooflike Mint State example and a typical Proof.