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.

PCGS #
6300
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.40 grams
Mintage
1290000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
139
Pop Lower
278
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 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
65 or Better 2000
All Grades 200
60 or Better 30
65 or Better R-4.6
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better 61 / 66 TIE
All Grades 62 / 66
60 or Better 44 / 66
65 or Better 107 / 126 TIE
All Grades 101 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 83 / 126 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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