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: $5.82 (12/29/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 S 50C MS obverse 1856 S 50C MS reverse


  
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1856 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 65.00 130 275 525 1025 1025 1900 2100 2600 4500 5250 5750 7750 12500 - - - - - - -
$ 1125 2100 2300 2850 5000 5750 6250 8500 13750 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 34
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64


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1/12/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 4929


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8/28/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 102, 107/Lot# 585 $1,955.00
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
9/7/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4002 $747.50
4/29/2013 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 3428, 3428/Lot# 1692 $117.50
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 122017 $896.50
2/3/2014 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1202/Lot# 3819 $1,645.00
6/3/2014 NGC VF 35   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4045 $749.65
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
Base50256377410881477264329103149326035834172449949356007682077048118154322395037572595231
522633878121718652732298931863367377942814644529262787114784210556182712849044889595230
00000029893186336737794281464452926278711478421055618271284904488900
00000030693223347539754390478956496549740979801299421110330315220600
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 2910
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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