Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 747,200
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.09 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 50C MS obverse 1859 50C MS reverse


  
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1859 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 58.00 82.00 170 170 285 335 410 525 560 670 925 1275 2200 5500 14750 30000 - - -
$ 190 315 365 450 575 610 740 1050 1440 2450 6500 16000 33000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 157
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/17/2003 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 7066 $891.25
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 237 $1,380.00
9/18/2006 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2261, 2261/Lot# 1418 $179.20
1/15/2008 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) US Coin Final Session #455, 455/Lot# 8829 $805.00
4/14/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 238, 244/Lot# 683 $419.75
10/27/2010 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 9779 $345.00
9/7/2011 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7829 $253.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7196 $226.78


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base181123163255336437527633699791847925117315312215360153676466118271839628920
2795136193282369467562655729809873100712921759267741895733825314016219040
00000046756265572980987310071292175926774189573382531401600
000000497597677760828899109014111987313947786099100401620600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 6466
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 5367
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
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