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.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
10000
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
132
Pop Lower
99
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 30 R-8.9 28 / 45 TIE 83 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

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