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1862 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6307, 6416

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 253,000
Proofs: 550

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, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-64.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 472, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6255, not illustrated, sold for $1782.00

ANACS Proof-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6254, not illustrated, sold for $552.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS are 5 MS-66's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

The finest Proof Cameo 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