1885 HALF DOLLAR
PCGS Nos: 6367, 6446
Circulation strikes: 5,200
by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes,
executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht, modified
by William Barber
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
grains (±12.5 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse
Images courtesy of Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.
NGC Proof-66. Ex - Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California
Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1713, sold for $5,290.00
PCGS Proof-65. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long
Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6256,
illustrated, sold for $2,300.00 From the Alex Highland
NGC Proof-64. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet
of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1770, sold
ANACS Proof-62. Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame
Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 397, not plated, sold for $488.75
Proof-62. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva
Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 430, not illustrated, sold for $632.50
PCGS MS-62. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale",
August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6012, not illustrated, sold for $690.00
EF. Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13,
2000, Lot 475, sold for $488.75
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.
The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.
The finest Proof Cameo
examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-65's.
The finest Proof Deep Cameo
example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service