Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.41 (9/20/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 50C PF obverse 1860 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A total of 1,000 specimen strikings were made in 1860, but only 525 examples were actually sold. The balance of the coins were melted, and, in today's market, the proof 1860 Seated Half is more challenging to locate than its similarly dated Seated Quarter counterpart.

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Last Updated: 7/29/2014

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1860 50C PF
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1860 50C PF Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 128
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/28/1996 NGC Proof 66   Teletrade Auction 0888, 888/Lot# 1446 $9,752.00
11/7/2003 NGC Proof 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 6691 $6,785.00
9/4/2011 PCGS Proof 63   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1260 $1,495.00
4/24/2013 NGC Proof 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4277 $8,518.75
7/27/2013 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4168 $38,187.50
3/28/2014 PCGS Proof 64   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5377 $2,937.50
7/6/2014 NGC Proof 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202743 $957.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111423620856990106612711510234237694694608991141327219627
11111111414886989001015113413501787281740775159709710500153900
0000001141488698900101511341350178728174077515970971050000
0000001282554777945104012021430206432934385562481051188600
1860 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111114566639111051113113451595245839344888632494311369020185
11111111525257459571077120214281882295042525366735910850158550
0000001152525745957107712021428188229504252536673591085000
00000013045948281004110412731511217034424570584583951227000
1860 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111115027259901138122314501712262241645158665198691426620950
111111116857681310391166129815372015313644955655772311334164940
00000011685768131039116612981537201531364495565577231133400
00000013356509011088119413741624231836504826615387961280000
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 6324
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 6324
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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