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1877-S HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6357

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,356,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes, executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse of Type I by Christian Gobrecht, Type 2 by William Barber

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 193 grains (12.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6252, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 210, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1506, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00

AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1767, not illustrated, sold for $98.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-66's.

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

 
 

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