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

1875 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
6349
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
6,026,800
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$14,950 • PCGS MS66 • 11-16-2012 • Stack's Bowers
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1
32
11
1
2
24
1
2
4
40
2
4
6
45
4
6
8
50
4
8
10
54
5
10
12
65
4
12
15
70
4
15
20
80
6
20
45+
190
45+
50+
230
50+
53+
250
53+
55+
290
55+
58+
345
58+
62+
700
1
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63+
1,000
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63+
65+
4,250
1
65+
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2,800 R-4.4 41 / 45 TIE 114 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 375 R-6.2 41 / 45 118 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 24 / 45 TIE 78 / 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  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 estimated grade  
7 MS65+ PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade  
8 MS65 PCGS grade  
8 MS65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1875 has a huge mintage relative to virtually every other date in the series.  At over six million coins, this mintage was the largest since 1858 and it was the fourth largest of the series.  This makes the 1875 Half Dollar an affordable example of the type and one which can be found with relative ease.  Scores of Mint State examples exist in a range of grades from MS62 to MS64.  Gems are scarce, but not rare.  What is most surprising is how rare this date is in grades above MS65.  One would think that a coin with such a large mintage might have survived in better condition.