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

1867-S 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS62

PCGS AU55
PCGS #:
6322
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
12.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,196,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$23,000 • PCGS MS66 • 5-5-2004 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 600 R-5.8 16 / 45 TIE 48 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 12 / 45 37 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 45 1 / 126 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Henry Blair Collection - Charles Steigerwalt 10/1896 - J.M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection (sold intact in 1942) - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2006, $8,250 - Bowers & Merena 11/2001:4142, $10,350 - Heritage 5/2004:7438, $23,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98507, $19,975

2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Henry Blair Collection - Charles Steigerwalt 10/1896 - J.M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection (sold intact in 1942) - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2006, $8,250 - Bowers & Merena 11/2001:4142, $10,350 - Heritage 5/2004:7438, $23,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98507, $19,975

2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: The 1867-S Half Dollar is fairly common in most grades up to Mint State, then it becomes quite scarce up to MS63.  In MS64 and better grades, the 1867-S is a true rarity.  There is, however, one standout -- the PCGS MS66 Eliasberg-Gardner coin that sold recently (2014) for $19,975 - this coin is a full two pints above any other 1867-S Half Dollar certified by PCGS. 

The mintmarks on this date are all minute, though one appears larger because it has been repunched.

The strike on 1867-S Half Dollars is usually soft on the obverse stars, though there are some examples that show better strikes than others.