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: $6.70 (5/22/2015)
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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 139
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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6/7/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1221/Lot# 4498
6/7/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7682


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
11/3/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1995 $615.25
2/18/2013 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3418, 3418/Lot# 2790 $625.00
6/5/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 8195 $293.75
7/7/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 122001 $264.00
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8212 $440.63
12/5/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7939 $881.25
11/16/2014 NGC VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 830, 839/Lot# 828 $150.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 MEDIUM DATE 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16389151205304477620815928108111731252142117072807398451269895155222459139304
2171109169238361524685852979111111991308151620733199436467151177018545294950
00000052468585297911111199130815162073319943646715117701854500
000000572750890103011421225136416112440359147458305136462156800
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1707
Owner: greysoldier
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1421
Owner: ddr70
 
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