Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Catalog: KM-99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.02 (8/30/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 50C PF obverse 1870 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although they are often called upon to substitute for rare Mint State 1870 Seated Halves, proofs of this date are also elusive at the finer levels of preservation.

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Last Updated: 7/29/2014

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1870 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 650 725 975 1450 2075 4800 6250 21500 - - -
$ - - - - - 725 800 1050 1575 2300 5500 7500 - -
1870 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2700 5600 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 132
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
1/8/1997 NGC PF 63   Teletrade Auction 0909, 909/Lot# 1348 $517.75
2/20/2005 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1264 $2,760.00
10/9/2008 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 290, 296/Lot# 5918 $1,725.00
8/11/2011 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 4032 $5,175.00
1/9/2013 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 4369 $5,287.50
6/29/2014 PCGS PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 184530 $1,200.00
6/30/2014 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20313 $1,733.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111138156378390894110661233170730804141556367471059015537
11111111274416368249199821121139121643433461559578028122390
0000001127441636824919982112113912164343346155957802800
00000012545027098669301024117715492622378750896352930900
1870 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111409602835966100111311305179932234319578370581099216087
111111113747367987897710441189146922733588480762088369126900
00000011374736798789771044118914692273358848076208836900
00000012735377579229891087124716342748395352956633968000
1870 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111114536619081048108512231408192834224565608972491134216502
1111111151522743954106011311284158124263803507364758613130620
000000115152274395410601131128415812426380350736475861300
0000001302591825100110721177134617542924418455816862997700
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 4141
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 3080
Owner: ddr70
 
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