Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" made its first appearance on a United States coin in 1864, when it was added to the Two Cents denomination.  In 1866, the motto finally made it onto the Half Dollar, at which time it was seen on all denominations except the Indian Cent, Three-Cent Nickel, Three-Cent Silver, Half Dime and Dime.

The mintage for this year is typical of the period -- somewhere between half a million and a million pieces.  As such, collectors will have no time finding nice examples of this date.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census extends all the way up to MS67, though such examples are very pricey because of their exteme rarity in that grade.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
744900
Weight
12.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
50
Pop Lower
152
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 650 R-5.7 19 / 45 TIE 61 / 126 TIE
All Grades 75 R-8.2 20 / 45 TIE 71 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 15 / 45 TIE 55 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 estimated grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2015:3262, $4,935 - Heritage 6/2016:4540, $6,168.75 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2016:2092, not sold

5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4946, $5,170 - Heritage 4/2015:4498, $6,756.25