Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 200,750
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $8.06 (7/22/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1851 50C MS obverse 1851 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

For overall rarity, the 1851 is the second scarcest issue in the series, behind only the 1878-S.

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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1851 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 350 475 675 1125 1500 1500 1750 2000 2250 2650 3150 3450 3650 4500 6500 13750 22500 - - - -
$ 1650 1900 2200 2500 2875 3350 3750 4000 5000 7250 15000 25000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 50
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
2/20/2005 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1236 $1,092.50
9/18/2006 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 2261, 2261/Lot# 1407 $728.00
11/7/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1161/Lot# 3414 $4,312.50
12/8/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(1), 1162/Lot# 3612 $6,900.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1725 $1,380.00
10/6/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/06/2013, 95/Lot# 141326 $2,887.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1642820891102811381206127114161505162917071843208724333639510466168530117221640023346
21470184393610641160122713191445154616551752192422022835412756087254959413281187150
00000012271319144515461655175219242202283541275608725495941328100
000000124913671475158716811797200523173237461561127892106581484000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3639
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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