Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 590
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.14 (9/30/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1890 50C PF obverse 1890 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The penultimate issue in the long-lived Seated Half Dollar series, the 1890 has an original mintage of just 12,590 pieces. All but 590 of these coins were business strikes, survivors of which are popular in all grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1890 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 585 680 890 1500 2075 3900 5400 12250 28500 - -
$ - - - - - 615 730 985 1600 2275 4100 6400 14500 -
1890 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1150 1650 2300 4350 8250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1250 1775 2500 4750 8900 - -
1890 50C PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2000 - 6000 11500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2200 - 7000 12500 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 197
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/12/2005 NGC Proof 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 7425 $718.75
2/14/2008 NGC Proof 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 640 $29,900.00
11/3/2010 NGC Proof 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 2084 $1,782.50
12/11/2011 NGC Proof 65   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3187, 3187/Lot# 2396 $2,760.00
5/27/2012 PCGS Proof 62   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1222 $718.75
10/18/2012 NGC Proof 63   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4473 $1,821.25
7/11/2013 NGC Proof 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1187/Lot# 5014 $3,965.63
1/8/2014 PCGS Proof 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4602 $4,112.50
1/26/2014 PCGS Proof 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 788, 797/Lot# 857 $3,668.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113815637839089251066122616632781381749355623889012777
11111111274416368249139721119137120353126418951646712101850
0000001127441636824913972111913712035312641895164671200
00000012545027098669191019117215172408347145625393780100
1890 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111114096028359669831131129917542913398451375923926713292
111111113747367987897110321187145021403270436853997037106080
00000011374736798789711032118714502140327043685399703700
00000012735377579229771081124316022526362747525661815200
1890 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111114536619081048106612231400188130984217541766371003514408
1111111151522743954105411181282156022863471461758237769114920
000000115152274395410541118128215602286347146175823776900
0000001302591825100110601170134117202692384450176230890200
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Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 6637
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 UC
Points: 5417
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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