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Obverse of 1868 Half Dollar     Reverse of 1868 Half Dollar


1868 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6323, 6426

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 417,600
Proofs: 600

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 Superior Galleries

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6019, not illustrated, sold for $1,006.25

NGC Proof-64 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 290, sold for $1,437.50

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6257, not illustrated, sold for $977.50

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6248, not illustrated, sold for $977.50

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

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

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-64's.

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