Owner's Comments

WB-103 Old Green Label Holder, Once part of the WBDVII collection

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1866-S Half Dollar has a hefty mintage of nearly a million coins, but because of the remote location of the San Francisco Mint, the survival rate of high-grade examples is smaller than coins from the Philadelphia Mint with similar mintages. For example, the 1866 With Motto Half Dollar has a smaller mintage than the 1866-S With Motto, yet the number of certified examples of the former is fifty percent higher than the latter.  This explains why Mint State 1866-S With Motto Half Dollars command a substantial premium over the 1866 With Motto.

This date comes with a tiny mintmark.  Most examples are well struck in the centers, but often show weakness in the stars on either side of Liberty's head.

PCGS #
6320
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.40 grams
Mintage
994000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
45
Pop Lower
145
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 450 R-6.1 10 / 45 TIE 28 / 126 TIE
All Grades 40 R-8.7 13 / 45 42 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 3 / 45 TIE 18 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 450
All Grades 40
60 or Better 3
65 or Better R-6.1
All Grades R-8.7
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better 10 / 45 TIE
All Grades 13 / 45
60 or Better 3 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 28 / 126 TIE
All Grades 42 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7092, $4,025

4 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #4 MS64 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7092, $4,025

MS64 PCGS grade #4 MS64 PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #4 MS64 PCGS grade