Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 795,300
Catalog: KM-99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.09 (4/25/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1869 50C MS obverse 1869 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Throughout the various Seated Liberty series, from half dimes to silver dollars, there are a number of outright rarities, and many other condition rarities. The 1869 Seated half dollar falls in the latter category, with a mintage of just 795,300 coins.

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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1869 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 32.00 48.00 55.00 75.00 170 170 280 325 425 475 565 625 960 1900 3600 7700 49500 - - - -
$ 190 305 350 475 525 610 675 1050 2100 3900 8500 55000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 118
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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12/13/2004 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 December Dallas Bullet Sale #278, 278/Lot# 1193 $632.50
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1263 $718.75
6/8/2006 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2216, 2216/Lot# 1107 $1,176.00
4/28/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 2471 $34,500.00
9/21/2011 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3142, 3142/Lot# 1292 $1,035.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24700 $203.28
11/1/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 7820 $440.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16394151183298384463584657758820102112391505210633655756897214132224701
21731131612213264105036086907788871093132717052525416268281069216911224700
000000410503608690778887109313271705252541626828106921691100
000000436543632724799954116614161905294549597900124121969000
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3365
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 695
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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