Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 916,000
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 (8/1/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1863 S 50C MS obverse 1863 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although P-mint silver issues were widely hoarded and/or melted during the turmoil of the Civil War, S-mint deliveries continued to circulate heavily in California throughout the 1860s. The 1863-S was one of those half dollar issues that saw heavy use despite its modest original delivery of 916,000 pieces. All Mint State survivors of this delivery must be considered quite scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/29/2014

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1863 S 50C MS
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Base $ 38.00 55.00 70.00 105 225 290 365 510 610 875 1300 2600 5100 16500 28500 - - - -
$ 250 325 400 550 660 965 1425 2850 5500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 112
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/10/2008 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2184 $1,380.00
6/26/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 5903 $460.00
3/11/2013 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3421, 3421/Lot# 1894 $160.00
3/21/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3520 $1,292.50
6/9/2013 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 113108 $160.71
3/2/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131410/Lot# 28413 $135.13
6/27/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1445 $4,993.75
11/2/2014 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10368 $190.00
10/10/2014 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15231 $223.25


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