Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 227,000
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $5.66 (9/1/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 50C MS obverse 1850 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1850 is an important condition rarity among early Seated Liberty Half Dollar issue, being far more difficult in all grades than its rather modest production of 227,000 pieces would suggest. Only a few dozen Mint State pieces are believed to survive and the quantity of Gems can probably be counted on one hand.

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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1850 50C MS
Base $ 235 340 525 725 850 1175 1350 1475 1750 2300 2750 4100 6500 26000 - - - - -
$ 935 1275 1450 1575 1900 2500 3000 4500 7500 30000 - - -

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Total Graded: 90
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65

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1/30/2011 NGC AU 50   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1450 $483.00
11/20/2011 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3175, 3175/Lot# 1754 $1,380.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1429 $1,703.75
11/15/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1190/Lot# 33473 $15,275.00
1/19/2014 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131404/Lot# 26153 $446.50
6/4/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 8289 $646.25
11/2/2014 PCGS G 6   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10331 $325.00
4/22/2015 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 7840 $1,057.50

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