Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1847 Half Dollar is a relatively common coin.  Its mintage of 1,1456,000 coins is typical of the 1840's and 1850's, if not somewhat low.  Mint State examples are fairly scvarce, mostly because there were few collectors at the time who cared about preserving nice specimens.  The typical Mint State example today is MS-63.  Gems are very rare, and the finest examples certified by PCGS (as of October 2011) is a single PCGS MS-66.

PCGS #
6257
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
13.36 grams
Mintage
1156000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
29
Pop Lower
169
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 27 / 66 TIE 48 / 126 TIE
All Grades 55 R-8.4 38 / 66 TIE 62 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 30 / 66 TIE 52 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 600
All Grades 55
60 or Better 8
65 or Better R-5.8
All Grades R-8.4
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better 27 / 66 TIE
All Grades 38 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 48 / 126 TIE
All Grades 62 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 52 / 126 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade