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Obverse of 1864 Half Dollar     Reverse of 1864 Half Dollar


1864 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6311, 6418

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 379,100
Proofs: 470

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes, executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 192 grains (12.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc. (Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 1, February 18-20, 2001)

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6256, illustrated, sold for $4,600.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1003, not plated, sold for $437.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1004, not plated, sold for $373.75

Proof 64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1759, illustrated, sold for $1,207.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1317, unsold

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-64's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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