Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 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: $6.45 (9/20/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 50C PF obverse 1878 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Examination of NGC/PCGS population figures reveals that a goodly number of the 800-piece mintage has survived to the present day, with the vast majority falling into the PR62 to PR65 range.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1878 50C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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1878 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1150 1550 2600 5750 9500 - - - -
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1878 50C PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 225
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/25/2004 PCGS Proof 63   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2380 $1,092.50
1/2/2005 PCGS Proof 64   Teletrade Auction 1982, 1982/Lot# 1198 $1,320.00
4/28/2010 NGC Proof 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 946 $1,725.00
4/27/2011 NGC Proof 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1154/Lot# 3714 $4,312.50
5/30/2012 NGC Proof 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3847 $3,737.50
6/5/2013 PCGS Proof 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3512 $2,585.00
7/27/2013 NGC Proof 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4242 $3,290.00
8/11/2013 PCGS Proof 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 764, 773/Lot# 750 $1,406.00
12/22/2013 PCGS Proof 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 166/Lot# 146696 $2,310.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113545277378568911066122617072936395251585765942413662
11111111184115977768679491119138621163274435453606984108360
0000001118411597776867949111913862116327443545360698400
00000012364696678168791007117215462526361347565562820400
1878 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113815657859119481131129917993073412353676126986514283
111111112744263882792310091187146522233423453756207372113370
00000011274426388279231009118714652223342345375620737200
00000012545037118699351070124316322648377349525873861800
1878 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111423620856990102812231400192832654361565667201055415267
1111111141488698900100210931282157623733630479260107998121250
000000114148869890010021093128215762373363047926010799800
000000128255477794510151158134117522819399552246365927600
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 5367
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 5367
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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