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1855-S HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6284, 6421

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 129,950
Proofs: 0

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: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
About Good.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 442, "Chopmarked" @$373.75

Varieties:

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

The finest Branch Mint Proof graded by PCGS is a single BMPR-63.

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