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1850 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6264

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 227,000
Proofs: est. 5

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:

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 411, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

ANACS Net AU-50, Unc Details, Cleaned, Retoned. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8383, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 996, "Open 5", not plated, sold for $517.50

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

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