Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1881 Half Dollar has one of the largest mintages of the decade, but that means nothing because it was only a mere 10,000 coins.  In any other series, this would be a great rarity, but not so here.  The 1881 Half Dollar commands only a small premium over the typical type price, making it an excellent value for collectors and an unbeatavble combination of price and rarity.  As with many of its contemporaries, the 1881 Half Dollar is often found Prooflike -- so much so that it is sometimes confused with the more common and less valuable Proofs.  For that reason alone, certification is a must.

PCGS #
6363
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
10000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
132
Pop Lower
104
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 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 30 R-8.9 28 / 45 TIE 83 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1200
All Grades 200
60 or Better 30
65 or Better R-4.9
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better 31 / 45 TIE
All Grades 31 / 45 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 90 / 126 TIE
All Grades 101 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 83 / 126 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #5 MS66+ PCGS grade