Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 200,750
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $5.70 (9/3/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1851 50C MS obverse 1851 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

For overall rarity, the 1851 is the second scarcest issue in the series, behind only the 1878-S.

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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1851 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 350 475 675 1125 1500 1750 2000 2250 2650 3450 3650 4500 6500 13750 22500 - - - -
$ 1650 1900 2200 2500 2875 3750 4000 5000 7250 15000 25000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 51
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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9/9/2004 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2004 September Long Beach Signature Sale #355, 355/Lot# 6634 $1,380.00
6/19/2005 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2054, 2054/Lot# 1432 $1,265.00
2/10/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2180 $1,620.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 10319 $3,737.50
9/7/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 3998 $1,265.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4141 $6,462.50
12/5/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4717 $2,585.00
10/12/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 216233 $1,375.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base84790811031363182121242233230224642614283430803216330336394290587971388530117221640020208
8679731190151619222160225623562514268729163125324534153856482062997602959413281176690
00000022562356251426872916312532453415385648206299760295941328100
000000227924102564276129983171327435274073534967188066106581484100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4290
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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