Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1876 saw a high-water mark set for production of Half Dollars -- 8,418,000 coins to be exact.  No U.S. Mint in any location had ever poduced that many Half Dollars since the inception of coinage in 1794, nor would that mark be met or exceeded until 1917.  Thus, the 1876 Half Dollar is generally considered to be the most common and most affordable of all the Seated Liberty Half Dollars.  Hundreds of them have been certiified by PCGS in Mint State, usually in grades from MS62 to MS64.  Gems become a little scarce and anything above MS65 is highly desirable.  Despite the large production of 1876 Half Dollars, quality did not suffer.  Nonetheless, we recommend that collectors seek out fully struck examples for their collections.

 

PCGS #
6352
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
8418000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
269
Pop Lower
441
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 3500 R-4.3 44 / 45 120 / 126 TIE
All Grades 425 R-6.1 42 / 45 120 / 126
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 24 / 45 TIE 78 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 3500
All Grades 425
60 or Better 25
65 or Better R-4.3
All Grades R-6.1
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better 44 / 45
All Grades 42 / 45
60 or Better 24 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 120 / 126 TIE
All Grades 120 / 126
60 or Better 78 / 126 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

“Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:640, $3,680

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade

“Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:640, $3,680