1883 HALF DOLLAR
PCGS Nos: 6365, 6444
Circulation strikes: 8,000
by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes,
executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht, modified
by William Barber
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
grains (±12.5 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse
Image courtesy of
PCGS Proof-66. Ex- Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale"
October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6264, illustrated, sold for $3565.00
Proof. Ex - Stack's "65th
Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1028, plated, sold for
Net Proof-62; sharpness of Proof-64, Brushed. Ex - Bowers &
Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part
III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1508, not illustrated, sold for $437.00
Proof-61. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale",
August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5572, not plated, sold for $471.50
PCGS Proof-58. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake
Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 429, not illustrated, sold for
EF. Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13,
2000, Lot 473, sold for $373.75
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-66's.
The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 10 PR-66's.
The finest Proof Cameo
example graded by PCGS are 5 PR-66's.
The finest Proof Deep Cameo
example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service