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: $5.26 (9/5/2015)
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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 94
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
11/15/2001 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #275, 275/Lot# 5892 $1,322.50
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
3/7/2011 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3026, 3026/Lot# 1392 $161.00
8/11/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3992 $977.50
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
8/12/2015 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7775 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11832554638209741044123913031363147717301821202923683126526464009234117711825922373
622073245828719971109126013231401156117601890214226213839564373451008013934196300
000000110912601323140115611760189021422621383956437345100801393400
000000117412821343143916461791196022552873455160218289109251609600
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 1002
Owner: bigpep1
 
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