Owner's Comments

OGH

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1886 Half Dollar is a great, small-mintage date of only 5,000 coins.  By any standard, this is a very rare coin, yet this date is actually very affordable in most grades.  Ample supplies of MS62 to MS64 examples are available and even Gems can be found with relative ease.  Certification is recommended in all cases because it is often quite difficult to tell the difference between a Prooflike Mint State example and a typical Proof.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
5000
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
109
Pop Lower
72
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1000 R-5.0 26 / 45 TIE 81 / 126 TIE
All Grades 175 R-7.2 28 / 45 TIE 96 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 23 / 45 73 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

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

Bowers & Merena 11/2010:2080, $48,875 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98497, $25,850 - D.L. Hansen Collection

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

“Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade