Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.36 (8/2/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 50C PF obverse 1860 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A total of 1,000 specimen strikings were made in 1860, but only 525 examples were actually sold. The balance of the coins were melted, and, in today's market, the proof 1860 Seated Half is more challenging to locate than its similarly dated Seated Quarter counterpart.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/13/2015

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1860 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 800 1100 1875 3550 6750 12500 35000 - - -
$ - - - - - 900 1200 2050 3900 8000 14750 39000 -
1860 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 2150 4100 11500 23500 40500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2350 4600 12500 34500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 127
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/28/1996 NGC PF 66   Teletrade Auction 0888, 888/Lot# 1446 $9,752.00
4/28/2009 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 2487 $18,572.50
7/7/2011 NGC Details Proof Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 8409 $417.45
9/4/2011 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1260 $1,495.00
5/30/2012 NGC PF 63   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4006 $1,437.50
7/6/2014 NGC PF 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202743 $957.00
11/6/2014 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1211/Lot# 4297 $1,997.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9861019105310871123115911961233127113111351139315051776238532604431565684288869961012203
9971030106410991135117112081246128413241365143015951979267736504839658085759116104740
0000001208124612841324136514301595197926773650483965808575911600
0000001221125812981338137914681686218229684041524875048722936300
1860 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base145114951539158416311679172717761827187919311985216323542555348653676089888993491011812809
14661510155416001647169517431793184418961949204422272421286541135608702290429605110150
0000001743179318441896194920442227242128654113560870229042960500
0000001760181018621914196721042290248831764740584879569196986200
1860 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base157216181665171317621813186519171971202520822138232625272739371756846437934998251426620950
158716341681172917791830188219351989204421012201239325983065437359357408950811305164940
00000018821935198920442101220123932598306543735935740895081130500
00000019001953200720632119226324602668339150286186837896661278600
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 8889
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 8889
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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