Owner's Comments

OGH easily 55 maybe 58 today, fantastic original dark colorful tone.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1864 Half Dollar is a great date with a low mintage.  Mint State examples are not particularly scarce, which is probably due to the discovery of some of them in the so-called "Guatemala Hoard" in the 1950's (other dates were included in the hoard, as well).  Most Mint State 1864 Half Dollars are of average quality, though there are some outstanding examples, including a tiny population at the MS67 level.  Most 1864 Half Dollars exhibit strong strikes -- the best ones show full feather and fletch details on the reverse.  

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
379100
Weight
12.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
80
Pop Lower
115
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 800 R-5.4 44 / 66 TIE 72 / 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

Heritage 10/2014:98504, $35,250

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade