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: $7.24 (9/17/2014)
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: 137
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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9/6/2004 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 804 $1,093.00
7/30/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 163, 168/Lot# 1135 $2,530.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1995 $615.25
1/4/2012 NGC F 12   Teletrade Auction 3202, 3202/Lot# 1339 $45.00
7/7/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 122001 $264.00
9/25/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8211 $176.25
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8213 $411.25


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