Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 253,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.01 (8/21/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1862 50C MS obverse 1862 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1862 is an underrated issue in all grades, its mintage being less than 10% of the previous year's production. As a result, this date has been hoarded and subsequently promoted because of its relatively small mintage. However, according to Wiley and Bugert this has led to a 'whiplash' effect that has led some to believe the 1862 is actually more common than traditionally believed. Generally only seen as part of the Guatemala Hoard (and cleaned as a result).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/30/2013

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1862 50C MS
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Base $ 50.00 65.00 80.00 165 245 245 435 485 575 635 700 800 1025 1550 3000 6600 16000 39000 - - -
$ 260 475 540 625 675 775 880 1125 1675 3300 7250 17500 44000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 69
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1252 $1,840.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(2), 1166/Lot# 3587 $14,950.00
3/4/2012 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3235, 3235/Lot# 1664 $488.75
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1731 $8,050.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4274 $28,200.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4179 $7,050.00
9/8/2013 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 768, 777/Lot# 7115 $120.00
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4728 $881.25


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