Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,000
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.05 (8/20/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1883 50C MS obverse 1883 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In the early 1880s, the various mints struck silver coinage largely in dollars, to the exclusion of potentially more useful minor silver denominations. Half dollars, in particular, saw mintages waste away, thriving multiple-mint production of the half dollar during the 1870s gave way to token production at Philadelphia only. No single issue of that decade had a mintage of over 12,001 pieces, and in 1883, the main Mint coined just 8,000 business strikes.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1883 50C MS
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Base $ 370 520 550 670 800 800 845 900 1000 1025 1100 1125 1250 1475 1950 4500 7250 22500 - - -
$ 875 915 975 1075 1110 1200 1225 1350 1600 2200 4900 7800 32500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 85
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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9/6/2014 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3174


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5/30/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 248 $1,610.00
3/27/2011 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 3037, 3037/Lot# 1709 $460.00
2/2/2012 NGC Details VG Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 8410 $359.95
4/21/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 108955 $1,376.10
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5396 $3,818.75
7/25/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22278 $1,204.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16206637057457938519089691008106611031138133315051730291033654029525069699427
2076346777187618128709289821027107811141203139015802123306135864436582377880
0000008709289821027107811141203139015802123306135864436582300
0000008899489951046109011261268144716552516321338074843639600
1883 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111602966103010721131117012061410158918243047351844155827783610734
1111120172398710441091114411821274146916672231320438174885649688020
00000072398710441091114411821274146916672231320438174885649600
000000844100810581111115711941342152917452639336141165356716600
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