1871 HALF DOLLAR
PCGS Nos: 6330, 6429
Circulation strikes: 1,203,600
by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes,
executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
grains (±12.4 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia) below the eagle on the reverse
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.
The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.
The finest Proof Cameo
examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-64's.
The finest Proof Deep Cameo
example graded by PCGS is a single PR-63.
PCGS Proof-64. Ex -
Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature
Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8398, not illustrated, sold for
$1,610.00 From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko
Choice Brilliant Proof. Ex - Stack's "65th
Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1008, plated, sold for
MS-63. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles'
"The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001,
Lot 727, illustrated, sold for $546.00
PCGS MS-62. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake
Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 421, not illustrated, sold for
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service