Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,972,400
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $5.70 (9/3/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1839 DRAPERY 50C MS obverse 1839 DRAPERY 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In the Wiley-Bugert reference they state their belief that the With Drapery dies were created when 'the rock was carved away from the master hub to balance the metal flow during coin striking from the addition of the drapery below the elbow.' With Drapery halves are slightly more obtainable in all grades than their No Drapery counterparts, but such coins are still rare in mint condition. In Gem condition, these coins are virtually unknown.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/28/2014

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1839 DRAPERY 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 53.00 80.00 170 260 355 430 675 850 1550 1850 2550 4200 18500 - - - - -
$ 275 380 465 725 975 1675 2050 2950 4800 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 161
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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3/9/2004 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24033, 24033/Lot# 11379 $402.50
10/22/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 673 $13,800.00
7/31/2011 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3110, 3110/Lot# 1668 $276.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7002 $2,587.50
10/13/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8503 $184.00
1/12/2014 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/12/2014, 180/Lot# 162775 $1,170.40
1/26/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1150 $235.00
6/8/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 200076 $247.50
11/2/2014 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10302 $275.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 DRAPERY 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base147163212304551745774916103613631558188621612368278135256616715211202177212828633928
15217924338661675582195611451428166719782230250630294555679585021337521243301670
0000008219561145142816671978223025063029455567958502133752124300
0000008699961254149317772069229926433277558669739852155482476400
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 551
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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