Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 211,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.25 (9/2/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 S 50C MS obverse 1856 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1856 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 65.00 130 275 525 1025 1900 2100 2600 4500 5750 7750 12500 - - - - - - -
$ 1125 2100 2300 2850 5000 6250 8500 13750 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 35
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64


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11/21/2002 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 7325 $1,840.00
5/2/2010 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2846, 2846/Lot# 2125 $1,380.00
1/30/2011 NGC XF 40   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1455 $322.00
10/18/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4368 $1,233.75
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 122017 $896.50
9/25/2013 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8260 $528.75
1/8/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1201/Lot# 9027 $1,410.00
1/26/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 788, 797/Lot# 689 $2,700.00
10/30/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4260 $822.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base502563774108814772643291031493260358341724499493560076820770481181543223950375725952369191
522633879121818662732299031863368377942814644529262787115784210556182712849144889627460
00000029903186336837794281464452926278711578421055618271284914488900
00000030693223347539764390479056506549740979801299421111330315220600
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 2910
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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