Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,400
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.22 (10/1/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1880 50C MS obverse 1880 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint used one obverse and two reverse dies to deliver 8,400 business strike Half Dollars in 1880. Despite a limited original mintage, the 1880 is not a particularly rare coin in an absolute sense.

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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1880 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 340 430 460 550 725 725 755 785 815 965 1000 1050 1110 1275 1875 4450 6900 16500 - - -
$ 785 840 850 885 1040 1100 1150 1220 1400 2075 4850 7500 18000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 100
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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9/18/2000 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 1359, 1359/Lot# 1370 $272.50
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 243 $1,035.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 10362 $1,955.00
10/7/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 77107 $810.48
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3526 $1,292.50
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3867 $1,527.50
11/15/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1190/Lot# 33759 $1,233.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base147752759767472581189197110211092113811521219127116292807328142905464738710171
1594935506226917538379179871044110711421174123613902021296536174681610583150
0000008379179871044110711421174123613902021296536174681610500
00000086494410041068112211471196125315092414312339535072674600
1880 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base147752759767472581189197110211092113811521219127116292807328142905464738710171
1594935506226917538379179871044110711421174123613902021296536174681610583150
0000008379179871044110711421174123613902021296536174681610500
00000086494410041068112211471196125315092414312339535072674600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3185
Owner: jacmitch
 
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