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

1862 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU55
PCGS #:
6307
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
12.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
253,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$28,200 • NGC MS67 • 4-24-2013 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
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Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 50 / 66 TIE 81 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 59 / 66 94 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 41 / 66 TIE 73 / 126 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
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1 MS66 PCGS grade  
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1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 estimated grade  

Jim O’Neal Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4274, $28,200

7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Despite a relatively low mintage, the 1862 Half Dollar can be found in nice condition with relative ease.  This is refelcted in the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census, where the lowest grade among the best Top Ten coins is MS65 and the top examples are four PCGS MS66s.