Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,178,000
Catalog: KM-99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.97 (5/5/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 S 50C MS obverse 1871 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Even though 2.1 million pieces were struck of the 1871-S half, it is an important condition rarity in the Seated half series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1871 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 32.00 48.00 55.00 75.00 155 300 325 385 625 850 1275 2150 3450 8000 15500 - - - -
$ 175 330 350 420 675 925 1400 2350 3750 8800 17000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 115
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
3/24/2004 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Signature Sale #344, 344/Lot# 5835 $5,750.00
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 239 $805.00
10/2/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 288, 294/Lot# 8130 $272.55
7/4/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3095, 3095/Lot# 1312 $138.00
2/3/2013 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 96228 $66.00
6/5/2013 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 8220 $258.50
7/11/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1187/Lot# 8082 $558.13
4/13/2014 PCGS Genuine F   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 186999 $26.00
2/6/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2047 $4,406.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base163891471632653694635916677748381028133316092401381765571035916516265511
21711081521972994005056167027959011129142518732873473078241241119861265510
000000400505616702795901112914251873287347307824124111986100
000000431548641738816964123115172137334556439091144632320600
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 925
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 925
Owner: ddr70
 
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