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).

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
302700
Weight
12.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
59
Pop Lower
128
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

Condition Census

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