Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,377,600
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 (7/25/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 50C MS obverse 1878 50C MS reverse


  
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1878 50C MS
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Base $ 37.00 53.00 68.00 95.00 160 160 250 280 290 430 530 650 825 1250 1875 5000 11000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 96
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1276 $2,415.00
2/28/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #30, 34/Lot# 543 $69,000.00
10/18/2009 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29104, 29104/Lot# 26126 $207.00
1/9/2011 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 211013/Lot# 24667 $84.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7133 $1,322.50
6/9/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131325/Lot# 22256 $135.13
10/14/2013 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3452, 3452/Lot# 1581 $210.00
1/8/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4536 $4,139.53


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