Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 658,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.20 (10/25/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1864 S 50C MS obverse 1864 S 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

As an issue, the '64-S rates High R.6 in Mint State. It is perhaps unfortunate that the relatively high mintage (658,000 pieces) of this issue has led many collectors to label it as common. It most certainly is not, particularly at the Gem BU level of preservation.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1864 S 50C MS
Base $ 45.00 70.00 140 235 385 385 625 725 850 1050 1200 1300 2075 3900 6750 16000 27000 75000 - - -
$ 435 700 800 950 1150 1375 1450 2300 4300 7500 17500 30000 81000 -
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Total Graded: 62
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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2/11/2007 NGC MS 63   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1452 $2,645.00
10/27/2010 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 9794 $460.00
8/27/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3336, 3336/Lot# 2162 $74.75
3/31/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131315/Lot# 22899 $564.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4186 $3,818.75
9/29/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131341/Lot# 24357 $164.50
12/15/2013 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 782, 791/Lot# 230 $375.00
3/30/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 164804 $673.20
6/1/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131423/Lot# 24791 $270.25

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