Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 795,300
Catalog: KM-99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.93 (5/5/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1869 50C MS obverse 1869 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Throughout the various Seated Liberty series, from half dimes to silver dollars, there are a number of outright rarities, and many other condition rarities. The 1869 Seated half dollar falls in the latter category, with a mintage of just 795,300 coins.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/24/2014

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1869 50C MS
Base $ 32.00 48.00 55.00 75.00 170 280 325 425 475 625 960 1750 3600 8000 56500 - - - -
$ 190 305 350 475 525 675 1050 2000 3900 17650 - - -

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Total Graded: 125
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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6/5/2002 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2002 June Long Beach Signature Sale #292, 292/Lot# 7247 $1,322.50
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1263 $718.75
3/6/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Teletrade Auction 3025, 3025/Lot# 1690 $546.25
11/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 9257 $199.75
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7203 $451.20
4/24/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 8398 $352.50
8/31/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 182608 $288.00
10/10/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15245 $64.63
12/7/2014 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 219 $110.00

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