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: $7.03 (8/20/2014)
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: 159
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
2/24/2003 NGC MS 66   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 554 $7,130.00
9/18/2006 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2261, 2261/Lot# 1418 $179.20
6/26/2008 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 5902 $209.30
4/2/2009 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 355, 361/Lot# 5819 $327.75
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
9/25/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8271 $282.00
3/23/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 179012 $66.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base181123163255336437527633699791847925117315312215360153676466118271839628920
2795136193282369467562655729809873100712921759267741895733825314016219040
00000046756265572980987310071292175926774189573382531401600
000000497597677760828899109014111987313947786099100401620600
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5367
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2079
Owner: JustMyType
 
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