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: $6.27 (10/20/2014)
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: 10/29/2013

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1864 50C MS
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Base $ 45.00 65.00 135 300 390 390 575 625 675 775 1025 1125 1275 1700 2900 10500 17000 45000 - - -
$ 435 625 675 725 850 1125 1225 1400 1875 3250 11500 19000 50000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 91
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
9/26/1998 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 1998 September Long Beach Sale #192, 192/Lot# 6771 $16,100.00
7/10/2000 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1331, 1331/Lot# 1353 $599.50
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1258 $1,035.00
8/13/2006 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 5244 $25,300.00
4/14/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 238, 244/Lot# 685 $517.50
7/30/2008 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 547 $9,775.00
3/28/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 2064 $1,265.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4185 $8,518.75


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