1884 50C AU55 Certification #27897053, PCGS #6366

Owner's Comments

Purchased raw off of Ebay

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1884 Half Dollar is a wonderful, low-mintage date.  In fact, circulation strikes are scarce enough that collectors often resort to purchasing Proof examples of the year just to fill the hole in their collection.  Because of the low mintage, many 1884 Half Dollars are fully Prooflike and, in fact, are sometimes confused as Proofs.  Conversely, Proofs are often so frosty in appearance that they are confused as circulation strikes.

The overall quality of this date is excellent.  Most examples grade out at MS64, but there are also tidy populations in MS63 and MS65.  MS66 examples are no more rare than MS65s, but in MS67, the 1884 Half Dollar becomes truly rare.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
4400
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
126
Pop Lower
51
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 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 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 1/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98707, $5,170 - Heritage 2/2016:3235, $8,812.50

3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Malibu Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/2010:2078, $43,125 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30523, $15,275 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:178, $14,100 - Heritage 4/2015:5092, $13,512.50 - Malibu Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS67 PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

Dime Box Silver Collection