Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 975
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.76 (9/17/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1881 50C PF obverse 1881 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although 975 proofs were minted, this is a very elusive date in the With Motto Seated half dollar series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1881 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 585 680 890 1375 2100 3750 5400 11900 - - -
$ - - - - - 615 725 975 1475 2300 4000 6400 13750 -
1881 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 650 775 1050 1550 2350 4050 6500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 700 850 1150 1650 - - - - -
1881 50C PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 315
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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5/18/2003 NGC PF 66   Teletrade Auction 1725, 1725/Lot# 1161 $3,630.00
2/5/2006 NGC PF 65   Cameo Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1498 $5,175.00
5/7/2009 NGC PF 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 370, 376/Lot# 7094 $696.90
1/6/2010 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 3495 $4,600.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3348 $575.00
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4458 $3,589.63
6/29/2014 NGC PF 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 194250 $1,170.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 50C PF
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0000001118411597776867949111913711989291137754828654100
00000012364696678168791007117215172316317941035225745900
1881 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113815657859119481131129917542770360146175923873912492
11111111274426388279231009118714502092304739395052686199900
00000011274426388279231009118714502092304739395052686100
00000012545037118699351070124316022431332442785487780000
1881 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111142362085699010281223140018812948381748766637947513559
1111111141488698900100210931282156022363237417054637583108360
000000114148869890010021093128215602236323741705463758300
000000128255477794510151158134117202592352745236050852900
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 5052
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 4617
Owner: First Strike Society
 
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