Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,800
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.60 (7/23/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 50C MS obverse 1879 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

To begin with, this date is a real rarity in any condition, with only 4,800 business strikes for the entire year. Second, one usually sees only proofs of this date, since most of those were preserved by collectors, whereas the circulating coins were not.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1879 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 450 480 500 545 715 715 765 825 885 935 960 1020 1110 1430 1700 4400 6500 13500 32500 - -
$ 775 855 890 950 1010 1040 1120 1220 1570 1860 4800 7250 20000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 242
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
8/9/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1208/Lot# 4469


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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Price
2/2/1996 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions February 1996 Long Beach Bullet Sale #150, 150/Lot# 342 $3,740.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1277 $1,207.50
4/26/2006 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 2025 $1,150.00
5/6/2007 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2363, 2363/Lot# 1603 $644.00
4/28/2009 NGC MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 2477 $11,500.00
1/1/2013 PCGS VG 10   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14403 $426.53
12/15/2013 PCGS MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 782, 791/Lot# 234 $15,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base156364270576486592899010361066111011381152121912711515269931944731523269619436
188589663724797886948100510461080111911421174123613521909286437064898580877860
000000948100510461080111911421174123613521909286437064898580800
000000969102010561095112811471196125314332304302942185065638400
1879 50C MS Prooflike
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Base111111663105111001131117712061221129113451600282833403853497865548792
11111221792106711101146118612111244130914302009299835114228550373000
000000792106711101146118612111244130914302009299835114228550300
000000921108311201161119612161267132715152418316936824603602800
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5069
Owner: #
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 4898
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
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