Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Catalog: KM-99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.30 (9/3/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 50C PF obverse 1870 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although they are often called upon to substitute for rare Mint State 1870 Seated Halves, proofs of this date are also elusive at the finer levels of preservation.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/13/2015

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1870 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 725 1000 1450 2075 4800 6250 21500 - - -
$ - - - - - 800 1100 1575 2300 5500 7500 - -
1870 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2700 5600 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 128
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/20/2001 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21033, 21033/Lot# 5297 $575.00
7/26/2003 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 7668 $2,415.00
10/9/2008 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 290, 296/Lot# 5918 $1,725.00
4/25/2011 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 3054, 3054/Lot# 1238 $1,725.00
5/29/2011 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 828 $1,725.00
2/3/2014 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1202/Lot# 3849 $1,762.50
6/29/2014 PCGS PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 184530 $1,200.00
7/25/2014 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22276 $1,733.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base941972100510371072110711421178121612551294133314211683208725103747421770147400804810333
95198310161049108411191154119112291268130713621508181822282922390451497143761688100
0000001154119112291268130713621508181822282922390451497143761600
0000001166120312421281132013921596195223693335406060827271783200
1870 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1507155115971644169117401791184118931946200120552238243326402860401642734541482152956988
1522156616131660170717571808185819111964201921162303250227133245410243624634497958590
0000001808185819111964201921162303250227133245410243624634497900
0000001824187619281983203721772368257127873631418744524728513700
1870 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base163116781727177618271878193119852041209721542212240526102828305942734541608972491134216502
16471694174317931844189619492004206021162173227624732683290534644362505764768613130620
0000001949200420602116217322762473268329053464436250576476861300
0000001967202220782135219323412542275529823868445255736862997800
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 4217
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 3747
Owner: ddr70
 
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