Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,210,000
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $7.60 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1846 50C MS obverse 1846 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

At one time NGC did not routinely distinguish between the Medium Date and Tall Date varieties. The certified population figures below represent coins graded by NGC prior to this distinction. See the following two entries for more detailed information.

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1846 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 60.00 88.00 185 185 300 350 425 570 700 950 1250 2200 4150 12500 - - - - -
$ 210 340 390 460 630 775 1050 1375 2450 4450 16450 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 55
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/12/1993 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1993 Early Spring ANA Bullet Sale #101, 101/Lot# 432 $209.00
2/23/2005 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 7040 $2,415.00
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1168/Lot# 3419 $1,840.00
10/17/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24688 $211.50
11/18/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3383, 3383/Lot# 1826 $120.00
6/30/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 121971 $160.60
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1201/Lot# 9013 $1,410.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11512318626853276485692510021271145016092079224026483319571362507431163532729745712
11714421335660979487995010911330150317652132237628714117589266431040520001334350
0000008799501091133015031765213223762871411758926643104052000100
0000009029761181139015561922218625123095491560717037133792364900
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