Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,988,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.27 (7/28/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 50C MS obverse 1857 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a sizeable (for the era) original mintage of 1.9 million pieces, the 1857 is an understandably plentiful coin in circulated grades. Mint State survivors, however, are remarkably scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1857 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 58.00 75.00 155 225 260 315 450 665 935 1150 2200 5500 13250 - - - -
$ 165 240 285 345 500 735 1000 1275 2400 6000 14500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 229
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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7/28/2015 AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131530/Lot# 27209


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9/23/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2775 $1,610.00
4/26/2010 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2844, 2844/Lot# 1793 $207.00
7/8/2010 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 495, 501/Lot# 7432 $230.00
11/25/2012 NGC Details F Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 81482 $27.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4157 $3,172.50
1/19/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131404/Lot# 26594 $158.63
6/1/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131423/Lot# 24254 $293.75
7/11/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6123 $246.75
1/29/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7447 $540.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1135201230288515539674745847106611861351164418432585398457928839139442220226939
46157211249364523584698779920110612411449171020903051458768081054116697237810
00000058469877992011061241144917102090305145876808105411669700
00000062972181399311461296154617772338351851897823122421944900
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5792
Owner: kathy&barry
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3984
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
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