Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 394,000
Catalog: KM-107
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.32 (9/2/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1874 S ARROWS 50C MS obverse 1874 S ARROWS 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

While a small west coast bank hoard accounts for the availability of Mint State 1874-S quarters today, fate was not as kind to the 1874-S half dollar. A heavily circulated issue, Mint State examples are not easy to locate with any regularity. An important type coin that owes its existence to the despised Mint Act of 1873.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/25/2014

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1874 S ARROWS 50C MS
Base $ 50.00 60.00 100.00 265 475 780 875 1050 1675 2200 2600 3900 6000 25000 49000 - - - -
$ 550 850 950 1150 1800 2400 2800 4500 7500 - - - -

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Total Graded: 54
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

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