Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,000
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 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1881 50C MS obverse 1881 50C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

With only 10,000 business strikes produced this year, the 1881 (along with other low mintage dates from this decade) has long been sought out because of its perceived rarity.

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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1881 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 430 460 490 550 650 650 690 725 785 875 900 970 1175 1300 1775 4400 7000 15500 - - -
$ 710 750 780 850 950 990 1070 1275 1400 1900 4800 7600 17000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 96
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/2/1996 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions February 1996 Long Beach Bullet Sale #150, 150/Lot# 343 $1,045.00
9/14/2008 NGC MS 66   Prooflike Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 880 $5,462.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7138 $1,495.00
11/27/2011 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3179, 3179/Lot# 1879 $575.00
6/5/2013 NGC MS 66   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4518 $4,700.00
9/25/2013 NGC MS 66   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6445 $4,406.25
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3869 $1,057.50
10/20/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 144051 $3,795.00
1/8/2014 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1201/Lot# 9053 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base148953963168472581189197110211092113811521246139318652910336543045694770910631
1635055696486977538379179871044110711421183129515502213306136784767636586830
0000008379179871044110711421183129515502213306136784767636500
00000086494410041068112211471214134417072561321339915230703700
1881 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111591948103010841157120612211319147219633047351844445883793410899
1111119771097510481108117312111253137016352324320438264923656689220
00000071097510481108117312111253137016352324320438264923656600
000000829100210661132118912161286142117992685336141355403725000
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4304
Owner: yeoldeone
 
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