Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,156,000
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $5.64 (8/5/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1847 50C MS obverse 1847 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The half dollar saw a production of 1.156 million circulation strikes in 1847. The date is rare in Mint State. In this respect, Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert (1993) assign a low R.6 rarity rating to Uncirculated examples.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/24/2014

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1847 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 58.00 78.00 170 260 300 400 650 950 1200 1900 2950 8500 17000 29000 - - -
$ 200 290 330 440 700 1050 1300 2250 3300 10575 18500 31500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 113
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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8/22/2015 XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131532/Lot# 23709


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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1232 $1,552.50
3/11/2012 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3239, 3239/Lot# 1713 $161.00
2/22/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7190 $259.68
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8231 $352.50
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1208/Lot# 4433 $1,880.00
8/1/2014 NGC F 15   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3493, 6044/Lot# 20154 $57.58
8/31/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 189479 $3,000.00
11/2/2014 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10325 $305.00
5/31/2015 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131523/Lot# 23488 $235.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1135201230298551620745820990133313931658188624012985481764009419149262386228852
461572112533825746627708771104135314811734205825963596534574061125517905255250
000000662770877110413531481173420582596359653457406112551790500
000000703795933121913731570181022292790420658728413130902088300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3319
Owner: Merc's coins
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1658
Owner: ddr70
 
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