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1855 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6281, 6408

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 759,500
Proofs: estimated 15

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes, executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 192 grains (12.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 2574, sold for $22,452.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated "1855/54" is a single MS-66.

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

The finest Proof "1855/54" example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

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