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1883 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6365, 6444

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,000
Proofs: 1,039

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, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6264, illustrated, sold for $3565.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1028, plated, sold for $833.75

Net Proof-62; sharpness of Proof-64, Brushed.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1508, not illustrated, sold for $437.00

Proof-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5572, not plated, sold for $471.50

PCGS Proof-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 429, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

EF.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 473, sold for $373.75

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 10 PR-66's.

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

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

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