Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,377,600
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.13 (4/21/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 50C MS obverse 1878 50C MS reverse


  
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1878 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 37.00 53.00 68.00 95.00 160 160 250 280 290 430 530 650 825 1250 1875 5000 11000 - - - -
$ 175 275 305 320 470 580 720 925 1350 2075 5500 12000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 95
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2381 $718.75
3/27/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 233, 239/Lot# 5858 $2,300.00
10/13/2010 NGC Details VF Details  Teletrade Auction 2942, 2942/Lot# 1409 $80.50
7/12/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 8605 $776.25
7/22/2012 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131231/Lot# 28167 $218.50
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7743 $763.75
3/31/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131315/Lot# 22208 $305.50
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4243 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17211515523732040147760968879886590810281333192829103447635396761492023269
248612818226434742652163572482087994811291531225530894415746011424177030
0000004265216357248208799481129153122553089441574601142400
0000004515656617618428939881231172925823268538485681317200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3447
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 401
Owner: Kenneth Forsythe
 
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