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Obverse of 1874 Half Dollar     Reverse of 1874 Half Dollar


1874 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6346, 6435

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,359,600
Proofs: 700

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: ±193 grains (±12.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) below the eagle on the reverse

Image courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 2605, sold for $32,200.00

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66 Cameo.   Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 478, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00.

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 2606, sold for $12,650.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-64's.

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