Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1860-O Half Dollar is a relatively common date.  In fact, it has the largest mintage of any 1860 Half Dollar-- by far.  This means that collectors should have no problem finding an example of this date in virtually any grade.  Uncirculated examples tend to be very nice (MS64 is the most frequently-seen grade) and over a dozen Gem and better examples exist.  The strike on this date is usually very strong in the centers but can often be weak on the obverse stars.  The luster tends to be frosty and creamy.  All in all,, the 1860-O Half Dollar is an excellent choice for type purposes.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1290000
Weight
12.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
139
Pop Lower
263
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2000 R-4.6 61 / 66 TIE 107 / 126 TIE
All Grades 200 R-7.0 62 / 66 101 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 44 / 66 83 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

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