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1847 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6257, 6391

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,156,000
Proofs: est. 20

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht; reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 206 grains (13.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:
NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 715, illustrated, sold for $17,250.00

Recent appearances:

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Uncirculated "1847/6" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service