Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,528,000
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.52 (7/26/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1876 S 50C MS obverse 1876 S 50C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

From 1875 through 1877, the San Francisco Mint delivered staggering numbers of half dollars to help redress the nation's currency shortage that resulted from the outbreak of the Civil War. With a mintage of 4.5 million pieces, the 1876-S is an understandably common coin in lower grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1876 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 32.00 48.00 55.00 70.00 130 130 215 235 275 375 475 560 675 885 1550 4500 10250 - - - -
$ 145 230 250 300 400 525 600 750 975 1650 4900 11250 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 204
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/3/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 2615 $1,092.50
1/15/2006 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2145, 2145/Lot# 1268 $1,008.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 2064 $1,610.00
7/7/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 8395 $299.00
9/4/2011 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1276 $230.00
9/2/2012 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/02/2012, 38/Lot# 71351 $561.02
2/3/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131307/Lot# 26754 $131.60
11/3/2013 PCGS VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 776, 785/Lot# 493 $60.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base163891471632653694635636247117648029081110153728853324381776701175118218
2171108152197299400496583653728776837975125219863031348851019030139060
00000040049658365372877683797512521986303134885101903000
0000004315296036827467898721042139424353177365263851039000
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3324
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1002
Owner: Jackson
 
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