Owner's Comments

Tail Hub Variety 1, WB-101.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1860 Half Dollar is a semi-scarce date with a low mintage.  Mint State examples are available, but they are of generally average quality (MS62 to MS64).  A small handful of Gem 1860 Half Dollars exist, but anything MS66 and better is very rare and valuable.  One of the finest (and certainly the most colorful) 1860 Half Dollars is the PCGS MS67 -- formertly of the remarkable Eugene Gardner Collection.  This date comes very well struck, with superb details on both sides.  Luster ranges from frosty to brilliant; occasionally die striations or polishing lines can be seen in the fields (these should not be confused with hairlines caused by cleaning or wear).

PCGS #
6299
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.40 grams
Mintage
302700
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
60
Pop Lower
133
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 1000 R-5.0 50 / 66 TIE 81 / 126 TIE
All Grades 100 R-8.0 49 / 66 TIE 79 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 35 / 66 TIE 63 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1000
All Grades 100
60 or Better 15
65 or Better R-5.0
All Grades R-8.0
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better 50 / 66 TIE
All Grades 49 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 35 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 81 / 126 TIE
All Grades 79 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 63 / 126 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Mr. Perfection 8A Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2002:7240 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30503, $52,875

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2006:1930, $17,250 - Heritage 1/2008:2881, $25,300 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Mr. Perfection 8A Collection

MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2002:7240 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30503, $52,875

#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2006:1930, $17,250 - Heritage 1/2008:2881, $25,300 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade