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

1886 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
6368
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
5,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$48,875 • PCGS MS67 • 11-3-2010 • Bowers & Merena
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3
375
1
3
4
425
2
4
6
475
6
12
625
4
12
15
675
3
15
20
750
3
20
25
775
4
25
35
825
8
35
40
850
5
40
45+
880
45+
50+
910
50+
53+
935
53+
55+
1,000
55+
58+
1,075
58+
60
1,125
60
62+
1,450
62+
63+
1,650
63+
64+
2,100
1
64+
65+
4,750
65+
66+
17,500
1
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 26 / 45 TIE 81 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 28 / 45 TIE 96 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 23 / 45 73 / 126 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 11/2010:2080, $48,875 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98497, $25,850 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade

“Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

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

Bowers & Merena 11/2010:2080, $48,875 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98497, $25,850 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade

“Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1886 Half Dollar is a great, small-mintage date of only 5,000 coins.  By any standard, this is a very rare coin, yet this date is actually very affordable in most grades.  Ample supplies of MS62 to MS64 examples are available and even Gems can be found with relative ease.  Certification is recommended in all cases because it is often quite difficult to tell the difference between a Prooflike Mint State example and a typical Proof.