Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1869, employees at the Philadelphia Mint churned out less than one million Half Dollars (796,300 to be exact). This mintage level was typical, if not above-average, for the period.  As such, the 1869 Half Dollar commands only a small premium over the normal "type" coin of the era.  In Mint State, the 1869 Half Dollar is fairly common, but the average quality trends low (MS61 to MS63).  Above MS64, the 1869 Half Dollar is a condition-rarity and MS66 appears to be the highest achievable grade.

PCGS #
6325
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.40 grams
Mintage
795300
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
81
Pop Lower
239
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 1200 R-4.9 31 / 45 TIE 90 / 126 TIE
All Grades 125 R-7.7 25 / 45 92 / 126
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 15 / 45 TIE 55 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1200
All Grades 125
60 or Better 10
65 or Better R-4.9
All Grades R-7.7
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better 31 / 45 TIE
All Grades 25 / 45
60 or Better 15 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 90 / 126 TIE
All Grades 92 / 126
60 or Better 55 / 126 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

Heritage 6/2014:30511, $14,100

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2014:30511, $14,100

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade