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1863-S HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6310

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 916,000
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

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2591, sold for $6,785.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6252, not plated, sold for $1,897.50   From the Alex Highland Collection

ANACS AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6002, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

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