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

1877 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
6355
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
8,304,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$8,800 • PCGS MS64 • 3-5-1998 • Bowers & Merena
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2
24
5
2
4
40
5
4
10
54
6
10
12
65
9
12
15
70
5
15
45+
190
45+
50+
230
50+
53+
250
53+
55+
290
55+
58+
345
58+
62+
700
2
62+
63+
1,000
63+
64+
1,750
2
64+
65+
4,250
4
65+
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2,500 R-4.5 40 / 45 111 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 325 R-6.3 40 / 45 115 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 34 / 45 TIE 93 / 126 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: With the second largest mintage of the entire Seated Liberty Half Dollar series, the 1877 is, simply put, common.  PCGS has certified over 200 examples of this date, most of which fall into the MS62 to MS64 range.  Even Gems are relatively common, with a varied selection of nice coins awaiting collectors in MS65 and MS66.  In MS67, this date becomes incredibly rare.

The strike quality on 1877 Half Dollars is usually quite good, but keep an eye on the stars on the right side of the obverse - sometimes they can be a trifle weak.