1888 HALF DOLLAR
PCGS Nos: 6370, 6449
Circulation strikes: 12,001
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
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NGC Proof-64. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May
31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8409, not illustrated, sold for $776.25
NGC MS-65. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale",
August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6013, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00
PCGS MS-64. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long
Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6254, not plated,
sold for $2,127.50 From the Alex Highland Collection
PCGS AU-55. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake
Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 433, not illustrated, sold for
About EF. Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September
12-13, 2000, Lot 477 @$316.25
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
example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.
The finest Proof Deep Cameo
examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-64's.
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service