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Obverse of 1884 Half Dollar     Reverse of 1884 Half Dollar


1884 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6366, 6445

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,400
Proofs: 875

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

Image courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8407, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

PCGS MS-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 296, plated, sold for $3,680.00

Varieties:

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

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

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

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