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: $5.83 (12/20/2014)
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
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Base $ 50.00 60.00 100.00 265 475 475 780 875 1050 1675 2025 2200 2600 3900 6000 25000 49000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 53
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4140


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1/7/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 6638 $4,600.00
7/7/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 8391 $276.00
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 4001 $3,450.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3338 $722.20
3/18/2012 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3243, 3243/Lot# 1787 $603.75
6/9/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 110687 $715.00
9/14/2014 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 821, 830/Lot# 10140 $275.00


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