1867-S 50C AU55 Certification #27897052, PCGS #6322

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1867-S Half Dollar is fairly common in most grades up to Mint State, then it becomes quite scarce up to MS63.  In MS64 and better grades, the 1867-S is a true rarity.  There is, however, one standout -- the PCGS MS66 Eliasberg-Gardner coin that sold recently (2014) for $19,975 - this coin is a full two pints above any other 1867-S Half Dollar certified by PCGS. 

The mintmarks on this date are all minute, though one appears larger because it has been repunched.

The strike on 1867-S Half Dollars is usually soft on the obverse stars, though there are some examples that show better strikes than others.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1196000
Weight
12.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
47
Pop Lower
187
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 16 / 45 TIE 48 / 126 TIE
All Grades 35 R-8.8 12 / 45 37 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 45 1 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Henry Blair Collection - Charles Steigerwalt 10/1896 - J.M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection (sold intact in 1942) - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2006, $8,250 - Bowers & Merena 11/2001:4142, $10,350 - Heritage 5/2004:7438, $23,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98507, $19,975

2 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade