Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 379,100
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.17 (5/22/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1864 50C MS obverse 1864 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

An elusive Civil War issue in all grades, the 1864 suffered the ravages of widespread hoarding, extensive exportation, and heavy melting.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/24/2014

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1864 50C MS
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Base $ 45.00 65.00 135 300 390 575 625 675 775 1125 1375 1850 3250 10500 17000 45000 - - -
$ 435 625 675 725 850 1225 1500 2250 4600 11500 19000 50000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 95
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/1993 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions NGC East Coast Expo Bullet Sale #114, 114/Lot# 327 $1,760.00
9/13/1997 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1997 September Long Beach Sale #178, 178/Lot# 7086 $3,105.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1258 $1,035.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7084 $1,955.00
10/13/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(1), 1160/Lot# 3745 $1,380.00
4/8/2012 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3255, 3255/Lot# 1949 $340.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1208/Lot# 4457 $3,525.00
11/2/2014 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10369 $120.00


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