Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.37 (2/27/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 MEDIUM DATE 50C MS obverse 1842 MEDIUM DATE 50C MS reverse


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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 138
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/6/2004 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 804 $1,093.00
5/29/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 89, 94/Lot# 693 $494.50
11/3/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1995 $615.25
10/13/2011 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8506 $805.00
11/28/2011 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3180, 3180/Lot# 1558 $1,782.50
2/24/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 51116 $122.10
11/15/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34502 $1,292.50
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4482 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 MEDIUM DATE 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16389151205304477620815928108111731252142117072807398451269895155222459139304
2171109169238361524685852979111111991308151620733199436467151177018545294950
00000052468585297911111199130815162073319943646715117701854500
000000572750890103011421225136416112440359147458305136462156800
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1421
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1081
Owner: ddr70
 
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