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SERIES: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1860 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
6299
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
12.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
302,700
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$63,250 • NGC MS67 • 2-13-2008 • Heritage Auctions
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1
37
2
1
2
26
1
2
3
30
3
4
45
2
4
6
50
1
6
8
57
8
10
62
2
10
12
72
12
15
80
15
25
110
2
25
30
120
5
30
45+
215
45+
50+
310
50+
53+
360
53+
55+
435
55+
58+
550
58+
60
725
1
60
61
850
6
61
62+
1,140
62+
63+
1,450
63+
64+
2,600
64+
65+
9,000
65+
66+
27,500
66+
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 50 / 66 TIE 81 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 49 / 66 TIE 79 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 35 / 66 TIE 63 / 126 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Perfection 8A Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2002:7240 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30503, $52,875

3 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 9/2006:1930, $17,250

3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Perfection 8A Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2002:7240 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30503, $52,875

3 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 9/2006:1930, $17,250

3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 estimated grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1860 Half Dollar is a semi-scarce date with a low mintage.  Mint State examples are available, but they are of generally average quality (MS62 to MS64).  A small handful of Gem 1860 Half Dollars exist, but anything MS66 and better is very rare and valuable.  One of the finest (and certainly the most colorful) 1860 Half Dollars is the PCGS MS67 -- formertly of the remarkable Eugene Gardner Collection.  This date comes very well struck, with superb details on both sides.  Luster ranges from frosty to brilliant; occasionally die striations or polishing lines can be seen in the fields (these should not be confused with hairlines caused by cleaning or wear).