Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
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 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1877 50C PF obverse 1877 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The majority of 1877 halves, including the proofs, use a Type Two reverse (introduced in 1876) that has the lower bud on the olive branch closed. A scant 510 proof halves were struck of the 1877, and surprisingly few are known today in high grade.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1877 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 585 690 890 1450 2175 4300 9000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 615 730 985 1550 2375 4650 10350 - -
1877 50C PF Cameo
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1877 50C PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 166
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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4/27/2014 PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 9704


Auction Prices Realized

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9/10/1993 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions NGC East Coast Expo Bullet Sale #114, 114/Lot# 341 $1,210.00
5/31/2004 PCGS PF 62   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 739 $747.50
5/4/2005 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 7221 $3,737.50
11/8/2007 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 193, 199/Lot# 5110 $1,552.50
7/17/2011 NGC PF 63   Teletrade Auction 3102, 3102/Lot# 1523 $1,380.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3341 $12,650.00
8/2/2012 NGC PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 8428 $558.13
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7209 $736.73


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 50C PF
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0000001118411597776867949111914012195343345495642750300
00000012364696678168791007117215772637378749585917881300
1877 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111138156578591194811311299184732234319558265371055815401
111111112744263882792310091187148123053588474059007877121720
00000011274426388279231009118714812305358847405900787700
00000012545037118699351070124316642764395351616218921700
1877 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111423620856990102812231400198034224565587971041123316361
1111111141488698900100210931282159324603803500362878480129420
000000114148869890010021093128215932460380350036287848000
000000128255477794510151158134117862941418454416695985600
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 4141
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 3223
Owner: First Strike Society
 
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