Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 759,500
Catalog: KM-82
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.07 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 ARROWS 50C MS obverse 1855 ARROWS 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Arrows type half dollar is a short-lived series and it is highly collectible. Occasionally, high grade examples are available and they are always eagerly snapped up by knowledgeable collectors.

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1855 ARROWS 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 38.00 50.00 70.00 85.00 190 190 360 410 460 525 700 850 1175 2050 3000 11000 48000 - - - -
$ 220 390 460 510 575 785 940 1280 2250 3225 12000 62500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 187
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/2/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 328 $345.00
11/13/2007 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Dallas, TX US Coin Final Session #453, 453/Lot# 8029 $402.50
2/23/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3020, 3020/Lot# 1473 $149.50
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3641 $2,300.00
8/11/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 10278 $373.75
1/20/2013 PCGS VG 10   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/20/2013, 58/Lot# 80671 $82.50
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4150 $5,581.25
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1192/Lot# 3635 $16,450.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 ARROWS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base181941471833365156638289251057113813931707206825704290507110223159922526840290
2785111159234395564718860969108412231497182722353143455067881214619084302750
00000056471886096910841223149718272235314345506788121461908400
000000613773892101311111308160219472402371648108505140692217600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4290
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1450
Owner: ddr70
 
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