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: $5.76 (8/2/2015)
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: 142
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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8/16/2015 UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7764


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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
8/13/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 168, 173/Lot# 1129 $448.50
2/24/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 51116 $122.10
9/25/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8211 $176.25
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8213 $411.25
11/11/2013 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3456, 3456/Lot# 1575 $240.00
6/3/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4033 $176.25
12/7/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131450/Lot# 26018 $352.50


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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