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1882 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6364, 6443

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,400
Proofs: 1,100

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

Diameter: ±30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±193 grains (±12.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

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

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 485, illustrated, sold for $4,255.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6263, illustrated, sold for $4,830.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1332 at $4,600.00

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 213, illustrated, sold for $977.50

Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 427, illustrated, sold for $1,063.75

Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 428, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

NGC MS-66, Deeply toned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6011, illustrated, sold for $4,025.00

AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5569, not plated, sold for $437.00

Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 472 at $373.75

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