Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,012,764
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $7.53 (8/20/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 50C MS obverse 1842 50C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

At one time NGC did not routinely distinguish between the Small Date and Medium Date varieties. The certified population figures below represent coins graded by NGC prior to this distinction. See the following two entries for more detailed information.

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Last Updated: 7/28/2014

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1842 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 65.00 105 215 215 325 385 475 575 715 850 1050 2000 3450 8750 30000 - - - -
$ 250 360 425 525 650 785 930 1150 2200 4250 15000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 58
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
4/1/1998 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1037, 1037/Lot# 1495 $250.70
10/10/1999 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1999 E-Fair Signature Sale #211, 211/Lot# 5263 $833.75
11/15/2001 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2001 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #275, 275/Lot# 5885 $4,255.00
9/4/2011 PCGS   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1245 $218.50
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1718 $488.75
12/16/2012 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 730, 739/Lot# 2077 $355.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7186 $922.38
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4116 $2,702.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11512318626853276485692510021271145016092079224026483319571362507431163532729745712
11714421335660979487995010911330150317652132237628714117589266431040520001334350
0000008799501091133015031765213223762871411758926643104052000100
0000009029761181139015561922218625123095491560717037133792364900
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