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: $5.71 (12/18/2014)
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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1869 50C MS
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Base $ 32.00 48.00 55.00 75.00 170 170 280 325 425 475 565 625 960 1750 3600 8000 56500 - - - -
$ 190 305 350 475 525 610 675 1050 2000 3900 17650 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 121
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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12/21/2014 VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 835, 844/Lot# 1154


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7/30/1994 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1994 ANA Sale #122, 122/Lot# 6577 $1,210.00
11/22/2009 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2774, 2774/Lot# 2178 $1,897.50
9/4/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1266 $322.00
12/8/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 8461 $402.50
6/29/2014 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 175962 $90.00
8/31/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 182608 $288.00
10/10/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15243 $329.00
12/7/2014 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 219 $110.00


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