1889 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6371
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
12,000
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 1,300 R-4.8 36 / 45 TIE 99 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 31 / 45 TIE 101 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 45 R-8.6 31 / 45 TIE 90 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,300
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 45
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-8.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 36 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 31 / 45 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 99 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 101 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 90 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7146, $6,900

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7146, $6,900

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

With a mintage of only 12,000 coins, the 1889 Half Dollar commands immediate attention. Fortunately, collectors put aside enough Mint State examples that they are not outrageously expensive today. Our experts believe that as many as two hundred Mint State examples have survived, though not all have been certified yet by PCGS. As with most Half Dollars of this era, the most frequently encountered Mint State grade is MS64, with smaller quantities below and above. At least a dozen MS66 examples are known, but none finer.