Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 227,000
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $7.62 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 50C MS obverse 1850 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1850 is an important condition rarity among early Seated Liberty Half Dollar issue, being far more difficult in all grades than its rather modest production of 227,000 pieces would suggest. Only a few dozen Mint State pieces are believed to survive and the quantity of Gems can probably be counted on one hand.

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1850 50C MS
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Base $ 235 340 525 725 850 850 1175 1350 1475 1750 2000 2300 2750 4100 6500 26000 - - - - -
$ 935 1275 1450 1575 1900 2200 2500 3000 4500 7500 30000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 88
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1204/Lot# 4396


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9/23/1998 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1998 September Long Beach Bullet Sale #191, 191/Lot# 474 $715.00
1/12/2005 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 7264 $3,220.00
4/26/2006 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 1987 $4,025.00
11/20/2011 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3175, 3175/Lot# 1754 $1,380.00
4/18/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 1809 & 22-23 CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 3024/Lot# 28020 $381.88
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4139 $5,287.50
11/15/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1190/Lot# 33473 $15,275.00


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