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: $6.08 (7/3/2015)
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: 141
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2004 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 804 $1,093.00
7/30/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 163, 168/Lot# 1135 $2,530.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1995 $615.25
11/13/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131147/Lot# 26995 $253.00
11/11/2012 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131247/Lot# 20172 $50.00
1/7/2013 NGC F 12   Teletrade Auction 3412, 3412/Lot# 1721 $60.00
2/3/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1202/Lot# 3813 $440.63
4/27/2014 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 178015 $371.80
1/7/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10336 $881.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 MEDIUM DATE 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14317122025536650272586510591246147215831707240125252860398451269895155222459139304
15218723229241157677293011211321150916241938244226373235436567161177118545294950
0000007729301121132115091624193824422637323543656716117711854500
0000008189941184139715461666217024842748360947458305136462156800
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2401
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1472
Owner: ddr70
 
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