1887 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 #:
6369
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 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 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade

Mr. Perfection 8A Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 36580265
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
8 MS66+ PCGS grade
9 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:4436, $4,994

9 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Mr. Perfection 8A Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 36580265
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#8 MS66+ PCGS grade
#9 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:4436, $4,994

#9 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1887 Half Dollar is part of the run of low-mintage dates from the 1880's. The mintage of a mere 5,000 coins is one of the smallest of the entire series, yet the 1887 Half Dollar remains affordable when compared to similar rarities in other series. Apparently, numismatists of the day were aware of this date's rarity and they collected and put aside a large number of high grade pieces. Dozens of Mint State examples are known in a range of grades from MS62 to MS66. In MS67, this date is very rare and valuable. Because of the small mintage, most 1887 Half Dollars are highly reflective and usually Prooflike. This sometimes makes it difficult to tell the Mint State versions from the Proofs, so certification is recommended.