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: $5.79 (12/26/2014)
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 70.00 105 225 225 290 365 510 610 725 875 1300 2600 5100 16500 28500 - - - -
$ 250 325 400 550 660 775 965 1425 2850 5500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 109
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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1/12/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 4940


Auction Prices Realized

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2/23/2005 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 7065 $2,760.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1256 $1,207.50
3/27/2011 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3037, 3037/Lot# 1706 $546.25
6/9/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131325/Lot# 23205 $211.50
8/30/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4509 $499.38
6/1/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 198164 $154.00
11/2/2014 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10368 $190.00


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