Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Many of the Half Dollar dates from the 1860's have small mintages relative to their branch mint counterparts and the 1868 is no exception.  It shows a mintage of 417,600 pieces compared to 1,160,000 for the San Francisco Mint.  As a result, the 1868 Half Dollar is much scarcer than might be expected, the price is much higher than that of a normal "type" coin, and it is surprisingly difficult to locate in Mint State (where the typoicla quality is a mid-range MS63.  Gems are very rare, especially above MS65.  Somewhere "out there" is a PCGS MS67 example that has never appeared at auction.  As the sole Top Pop, it would easily set a new record price for this date.

PCGS #
6323
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.40 grams
Mintage
417600
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
60
Pop Lower
73
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 50 R-8.5 14 / 45 TIE 51 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 3 / 45 TIE 18 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 450
All Grades 50
60 or Better 4
65 or Better R-6.1
All Grades R-8.5
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better 10 / 45 TIE
All Grades 14 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 28 / 126 TIE
All Grades 51 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

“Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004:457, $5,290.00 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98483, $9,987.50 - “Clackamas” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:382, $8,812.50

3 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2017:3670, $5,640.00 - D. L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

“Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS65 PCGS grade #3 MS65 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004:457, $5,290.00 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98483, $9,987.50 - “Clackamas” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS65 PCGS grade #3 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:382, $8,812.50

MS65 PCGS grade #3 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2017:3670, $5,640.00 - D. L. Hansen Collection