Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 302,700
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.46 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 50C MS obverse 1860 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint produced 303,700 half dollars in 1860. Wiley and Bugert, in The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars, note that the 1860 is 'very scarce in any grade' and 'currently underrated.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/29/2014

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1860 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 60.00 85.00 180 180 310 350 440 575 675 775 1075 1400 2500 7250 21500 60000 - - -
$ 205 340 380 490 625 750 875 1175 1600 3050 8000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 76
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/14/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 238, 244/Lot# 684 $471.50
5/2/2010 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2846, 2846/Lot# 2129 $517.50
1/16/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211014/Lot# 26207 $402.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7070 $1,092.50
6/30/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 122016 $170.50
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(6), 1188/Lot# 7871 $881.25
11/1/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1191/Lot# 4030 $1,821.25
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30503 $52,875.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1638914717528846962076885697710511081120613752197367553676970127211999531730
217110815621234851966979789610011061112212621649268942395901888715145239060
0000005196697978961001106111221262164926894239590188871514500
00000056971882693610261071116413181923318248036435108041757000
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2240
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 856
Owner: ddr70
 
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