Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,355
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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1880 50C PF obverse 1880 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Under the 'Comments' header in the book The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars, Wiley and Bugert state of the 1880: 'Low mintage but somewhat saved. Proofs are available.'

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1880 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 470 585 680 890 1375 2125 3800 5500 24000 - - -
$ - - - - 510 615 725 975 1475 2325 4100 6600 27600 -
1880 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1150 1550 2350 4300 6750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1250 1650 2600 4650 7500 - -
1880 50C PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 366
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/30/1993 PCGS Proof 61   Heritage Auctions Santa Clara Bullet #103, 103/Lot# 217 $440.00
6/28/1999 PCGS Proof 64   Teletrade Auction 1180, 1180/Lot# 1527 $1,296.00
1/30/2011 PCGS Proof 64   Cameo Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1461 $1,782.50
8/11/2011 PCGS Proof 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 4052 $1,725.00
5/30/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2719 $3,162.50
12/30/2012 PCGS Proof AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/30/2012, 55/Lot# 93028 $508.20
8/18/2013 PCGS Proof 65   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 174 $4,200.00
6/9/2014 PCGS Proof 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20387 $4,935.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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0000001118411597776867949111913711989291137754798645700
00000012364696678168791007117215172316317941035166738000
1880 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113815657859119481131129917542770360146175903872312466
11111111274426388279231009118714502092304739395045684399700
00000011274426388279231009118714502092304739395045684300
00000012545037118699351070124316022431332442785474778300
1880 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111142362085699010281223140018812948381748766542940013436
1111111141488698900100210931282156022363237417054317494107450
000000114148869890010021093128215602236323741705431749400
000000128255477794510151158134117202592352745235986844700
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Grade: PF 65 CAMEO
Points: 4565
Owner: David Mullins
 
Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 4565
Owner: The Artist's Collection
 
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