Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 302,700
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.75 (10/13/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 50C MS obverse 1860 50C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint produced 303,700 half dollars in 1860. Wiley and Bugert, in The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars, note that the 1860 is 'very scarce in any grade' and 'currently underrated.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/16/2015

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1860 50C MS
Base $ 33.00 50.00 60.00 85.00 180 310 350 440 575 775 1075 1400 2500 7250 21500 60000 - - -
$ 205 - 380 490 625 - 1175 1600 3050 8000 - - -

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Total Graded: 76
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

Upcoming Auctions

Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
6/17/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 2313 $632.50
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3644 $2,645.00
1/29/2012 NGC XF 40   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 772 $661.00
3/8/2012 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7843 $172.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3823 $1,322.50
6/17/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3295, 3295/Lot# 1864 $253.00
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 122015 $170.50
11/2/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10354 $340.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 50C MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2240
Owner: JTO
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1051
Owner: ddr70
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