Owner's Comments

OGH Very interesting Rusty Reverse Die.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1871 Half Dollar is a common coin and one that is fairly easy to obtain in Mint State, at least, relative to the other dates and mintmarks around it.  MS62 to MS64 examples are the norm, and anything better becomes quite rare.  A couple of MS66 examples are known but none have appeared on the market since 1997, when a PCGS MS66 sold for $8,800.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1203600
Weight
12.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
141
Pop Lower
121
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1000 R-5.0 26 / 45 TIE 81 / 126 TIE
All Grades 110 R-7.9 23 / 45 88 / 126
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 15 / 45 TIE 55 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 estimated grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade