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1864-S HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6312

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 658,000
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

Significant examples:
NGC MS-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 2594, sold for $20,700.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 288, unsold

Notes:
The finest 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