Owner's Comments

CAC Beautiful rainbow rim tone. Ex Heritage lot 4151 in the September 2010 Long Beach Sale where it was in an NGC MS63 holder without a CAC sticker. I purchased it from HLRC about a year later in a PCGS holder with a new CAC sticker added for a nice discount off of the 2010 auction price.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1880 was another small-mintage year for Half Dollars.  Only 8,400 were struck for circulation and 975 as Proofs.  As in 1879, most of the 1880 Half Dollars are Prooflike, some deceptively so, and values are nearly identical for both dates in most grades.  However, the 1880 is not as plentiful as the 1879, so it appears to be a good value for collectors (it's always nice to receive higher rarity for the same price).  For a real challenge, try to obtain an 1880 Half in MS67!

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
8400
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
72
Pop Lower
116
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1200 R-4.9 31 / 45 TIE 90 / 126 TIE
All Grades 200 R-7.0 31 / 45 TIE 101 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 34 / 45 TIE 93 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2017:4393, $19,975 - “The Type Set” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2015:3142, $9,123.88

3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade