Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 930
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.15 (10/1/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1885 50C PF obverse 1885 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The total coinage of proof and business strike half dollars was just 6,130 pieces, scant even by the standards of the limited-mintage 1878-1890 era.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/29/2014

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1885 50C PF
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1885 50C PF Cameo
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1885 50C PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 284
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/16/2000 NGC Proof 65   Teletrade Auction 1367, 1367/Lot# 1349 $3,424.00
1/23/2006 NGC Proof 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 21396 $1,725.00
2/11/2007 NGC Proof 66   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1462 $3,450.00
11/20/2008 NGC Proof 65   Ultra Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 302, 308/Lot# 8956 $4,312.50
6/3/2012 PCGS Proof 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 54671 $1,887.60
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1760 $1,495.00
6/5/2013 NGC Proof 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3519 $3,760.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4258 $5,287.50
1/8/2014 NGC Proof 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4596 $3,818.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 50C PF
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1111111118411597776867949111913712008301239905003664799640
0000001118411597776867949111913712008301239905003664700
00000012364696678168791007117215172353332543425313767100
1885 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113815657859119481131129917542828380048885923906713012
111111112744263882792310091187145021123152416252336971103820
00000011274426388279231009118714502112315241625233697100
00000012545037118699351070124316022470347645255578801900
1885 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111142362085699010281223140018813009402451586637982314112
1111111141488698900100210931282156022573347440256517699112520
000000114148869890010021093128215602257334744025651769900
000000128255477794510151158134117202633368547806144876100
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 5923
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 5922
Owner: Zakmar
 
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