Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.45 (9/21/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1891 50C PF obverse 1891 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1891 is widely recognized as the final year of production for the Seated design, and only 600 proofs were issued this year.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/29/2014

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1891 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 585 680 885 1500 2075 3800 5750 12250 - - -
$ - - - - - 615 725 975 1600 2275 4050 6750 14500 -
1891 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 775 - - 2300 4200 6900 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 850 - - 2500 4600 - - -
1891 50C PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 197
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
11/18/1999 PCGS Proof 64   Heritage Auctions 1999 Santa Clara Signature Sale #213, 213/Lot# 6570 $1,207.50
5/27/2007 NGC Proof 65   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1169 $2,530.00
8/19/2007 PCGS Proof 64   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2410, 2410/Lot# 1298 $1,680.00
1/24/2008 NGC Proof 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 215, 221/Lot# 5709 $1,610.00
10/18/2012 PCGS Proof 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4476 $5,581.25
12/9/2012 PCGS Proof 63   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/09/2012, 52/Lot# 89660 $1,485.00
2/3/2014 PCGS Proof 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1202/Lot# 3877 $1,057.50
6/30/2014 PCGS Proof 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20319 $1,498.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113545277378568911066122616632699363946945623869512504
1111111118411597776867949111913712008301239905003664799640
0000001118411597776867949111913712008301239905003664700
00000012364696678168791007117215172353332543425313767100
1891 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113815657859119481131129917542828380048885923906713012
111111112744263882792310091187145021123152416252336971103820
00000011274426388279231009118714502112315241625233697100
00000012545037118699351070124316022470347645255578801900
1891 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111142362085699010281223140018813009402451586637982314112
1111111141488698900100210931282156022573347440256517699112520
000000114148869890010021093128215602257334744025651769900
000000128255477794510151158134117202633368547806144876100
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 5923
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 4888
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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