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Obverse of 1867 Half Dollar     Reverse of 1867 Half Dollar


1867 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6321, 6425

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 449,300
Proofs: 625

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

Images courtesy of Anaconda Rare Coins

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-66 (illustrated above).  Offered on eBay by Anaconda Rare Coins with a reserve of $5,300.00 and a closing date of January 25, 2001

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 726, illustrated, sold for $2,645.00

Choice Brilliant Proof, virtually Gem.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1006, plated, sold for $977.50

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 120, plated, sold for $920.00  Purchased privately from Tobias on Nov. 2, 1964

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

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