Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,156,000
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 (9/16/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1847 50C MS obverse 1847 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The half dollar saw a production of 1.156 million circulation strikes in 1847. The date is rare in Mint State. In this respect, Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert (1993) assign a low R.6 rarity rating to Uncirculated examples.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1847 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 58.00 78.00 170 170 260 300 400 650 700 950 1150 1700 2850 8500 17000 29000 - - -
$ 200 290 330 440 700 770 1050 1250 1850 3050 10575 18500 31500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 109
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1232 $1,552.50
1/3/2007 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 4461 $6,900.00
3/1/2009 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2659, 2659/Lot# 1844 $977.50
3/31/2011 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1979 $6,900.00
10/2/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131141/Lot# 24227 $84.00
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8232 $940.00
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8231 $352.50
11/3/2013 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 776, 785/Lot# 160 $375.00
2/9/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131407/Lot# 22160 $164.50
4/13/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 182603 $396.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1638914716328840951562769578984792511381393219738006003941914926238621
2171108152204328444552649726808873996122316612731453471411125417904238620
00000044455264972680887399612231661273145347141112541790400
000000479589672757827899106713081929326552688280130902088300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3319
Owner: Merc's coins
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 925
Owner: ddr70
 
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