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1851 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6266

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 200,750
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

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2570, sold for $5,520.00

AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5629, not illustrated, sold for $1,667.50  Ex Norweb Collection (Bowers and Merena, 11/88), lot 3154 From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

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

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