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: $5.26 (7/28/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 50C MS obverse 1860 50C MS reverse


  
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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: 7/29/2014

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1860 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 60.00 85.00 180 310 350 440 575 775 1075 1400 2500 7250 21500 60000 - - -
$ 205 340 380 490 625 875 1175 1600 3050 8000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
10/5/1994 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1994 October Long Beach Bullet Sale #125, 125/Lot# 301 $1,210.00
4/14/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 238, 244/Lot# 684 $471.50
8/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3114, 3114/Lot# 1605 $2,242.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7070 $1,092.50
10/13/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8532 $207.00
1/29/2012 NGC XF 40   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 772 $661.00
7/21/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131331/Lot# 24197 $164.50
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4497 $4,406.25
3/16/2014 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/16/2014, 172/Lot# 178016 $396.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base113520123732057563183890810511239136314771776204827544499701410226127211999524387
461572132654055947008619561114128014011577186722833336533780851105815146214590
000000700861956111412801401157718672283333653378085110581514600
0000007698851003117613221439167619572519391761769155118891757000
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2240
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1051
Owner: ddr70
 
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