Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,352,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.34 (7/31/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 S 50C MS obverse 1862 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

'For all their interesting merits, 1862-S half dollars are vastly under-appreciated.' Those words are from Bill Bugert in A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume I.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1862 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 43.00 58.00 65.00 105 285 365 410 515 640 950 1825 2700 6250 12500 26000 - - - -
$ 310 400 450 565 700 1050 2000 3000 6750 13750 28500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 106
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1253 $1,035.00
9/21/2009 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7675 $264.50
9/19/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2927, 2927/Lot# 1925 $58.00
10/27/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1145/Lot# 9792 $253.00
10/28/2012 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131245/Lot# 26187 $111.63
6/9/2013 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 110699 $137.50
7/18/2014 NGC VF 35   Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21162 $164.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1175230255381793838933100511591321145016582352286042175656754311584185082981035670
5919323829751880887095710561213136415191889252133124697628588901389222275317630
0000008709571056121313641519188925213312469762858890138922227500
00000090198111081267140715892121269137655176691410237162002604300
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Grade: XF Details
Points: 397
Owner: B.L. Birdy
 
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