1872 25C AU58 Certification #21611561, PCGS #5481

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1872, the Philadelphia mint cranked out more half dollars than in any year since the beginning of the Civil War.  As a result, collectors are able to obtain examples of this date with relative ease.  Circulated examples are plentiful but Mint State examples are actually scarce.  PCGS recognizes several MS63 and MS64 examples, but very few in MS65 and better.  The total number of PCGS-certified Mint State examples is less than two dozen, which makes this date a great value compared to the much more common dates such as 1875 and 1876.

PCGS #
5481
Designer
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Weight
6.20 grams
Mintage
182000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
21
Pop Lower
109
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 400 R-6.2 15 / 48 TIE 34 / 114 TIE
All Grades 0 R-10.1 1 / 48 1 / 114
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 48 TIE 3 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 400
All Grades 0
60 or Better 2
65 or Better R-6.2
All Grades R-10.1
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better 15 / 48 TIE
All Grades 1 / 48
60 or Better 2 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 34 / 114 TIE
All Grades 1 / 114
60 or Better 3 / 114 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #5481 (MS)     66
1 MS66 estimated grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:250, $6,580

3 MS65 estimated grade

Heritage 4/2013:1967, $8,550.48

5 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #5481 (MS)     64
PCGS #5481 (MS)     66 #1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:250, $6,580

#3 MS65 estimated grade

Heritage 4/2013:1967, $8,550.48

PCGS #5481 (MS)     64 #5 MS64 PCGS grade