Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The1871-S Half Dollar had the largest mintage of any S-Mint Half Dollar up to that date and the largest mintage of any Half Dollar since 1861.  Nonetheless, it is generally priced at a small premium over the regular "type" coins, including those of the 1880's with smaller mintages.  It is relatively scarce in Mint State, with the average grading hovering in the MS62 to MS64 range.  Gems are very rare.

The strike quality on the 1871-S Half Dollar is usually quite good.  Luster, as seen on the few Mint State examples we've encountered, is frosty.

PCGS #
6332
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.40 grams
Mintage
2178000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
21
Pop Lower
285
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 800 R-5.4 23 / 45 TIE 72 / 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 800
All Grades 50
60 or Better 4
65 or Better R-5.4
All Grades R-8.5
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better 23 / 45 TIE
All Grades 14 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 72 / 126 TIE
All Grades 51 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 126 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS64+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS64+ PCGS grade