Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $7.88 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 MEDIUM DATE 50C MS obverse 1842 MEDIUM DATE 50C MS reverse


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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 134
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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8/13/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 168, 173/Lot# 1129 $448.50
11/3/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1995 $615.25
2/3/2011 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1152/Lot# 8224 $431.25
1/4/2012 NGC F 12   Teletrade Auction 3202, 3202/Lot# 1339 $45.00
11/11/2013 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3456, 3456/Lot# 1575 $240.00
3/21/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 11336 $470.00
4/27/2014 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 178015 $371.80


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