Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1875 has a huge mintage relative to virtually every other date in the series.  At over six million coins, this mintage was the largest since 1858 and it was the fourth largest of the series.  This makes the 1875 Half Dollar an affordable example of the type and one which can be found with relative ease.  Scores of Mint State examples exist in a range of grades from MS62 to MS64.  Gems are scarce, but not rare.  What is most surprising is how rare this date is in grades above MS65.  One would think that a coin with such a large mintage might have survived in better condition.

 

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
6026800
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
240
Pop Lower
344
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2800 R-4.4 41 / 45 TIE 114 / 126 TIE
All Grades 375 R-6.2 41 / 45 118 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 24 / 45 TIE 78 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

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