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1876 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6352, 6437

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,418,000
Proofs: 1,150

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes, executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse of Type I by Christian Gobrecht, Type 2 by William Barber

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 193 grains (12.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1015, not plated, sold for $299.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1016, not plated, sold for $299.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8390, illustrated, sold for $2,875.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8391, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6008, not illustrated, sold for $184.00

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 730, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

AU.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 465, sold for $161.00

Varieties:

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-66's.

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

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

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