Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,005,000
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.15 (12/18/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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Description & Analysis

Although more than 2 million halves were struck at New Orleans in this year, very few were saved from circulation.

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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 115
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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4/7/1999 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 1151, 1151/Lot# 1491 $891.00
9/4/2011 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1247 $437.00
11/13/2011 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131147/Lot# 26996 $138.00
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4357 $4,553.13
1/9/2013 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 4315 $4,112.50
10/12/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 214173 $500.00
11/2/2014 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10315 $550.00
10/10/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15193 $188.00


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