Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 211,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.44 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 S 50C MS obverse 1856 S 50C MS reverse


  
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1856 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 65.00 130 275 525 1025 1025 1900 2100 2600 4500 5250 5750 7750 12500 - - - - - - -
$ 1125 2100 2300 2850 5000 5750 6250 8500 13750 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 34
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64


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8/28/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 102, 107/Lot# 585 $1,955.00
5/2/2010 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2846, 2846/Lot# 2125 $1,380.00
12/2/2010 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 7989 $948.75
8/15/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7056 $10,925.00
10/13/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(1), 1160/Lot# 3727 $5,606.25
12/8/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(1), 1162/Lot# 3615 $1,265.00
4/29/2013 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 3428, 3428/Lot# 1692 $117.50
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 122017 $896.50
9/25/2013 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8260 $528.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50256377410881477264329103149326035834172449949356007682077048118154322395037572595231
522633878121718652732298931863367377942814644529262787114784210556182712849044889595230
00000029893186336737794281464452926278711478421055618271284904488900
00000030693223347539754390478956496549740979801299421110330315220600
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 2910
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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