Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,200,000
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.08 (6/2/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1875 S 50C MS obverse 1875 S 50C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

With a mintage of 3.2 million pieces, the 1875-S is an excellent type coin.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/29/2014

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1875 S 50C MS
Base $ 32.00 48.00 55.00 70.00 135 215 245 265 340 525 650 880 1575 4400 8000 23750 - - -
$ 155 235 265 280 370 575 700 970 1675 4800 8800 - -

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Total Graded: 262
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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10/17/1998 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1096, 1096/Lot# 1098 $348.80
8/31/2004 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24091, 24091/Lot# 13684 $2,351.75
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1723 $1,322.50
12/22/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 312, 318/Lot# 1055 $333.50
8/11/2011 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 4002 $8,050.00
11/25/2012 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 82640 $138.60
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3861 $2,937.50
4/28/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20284 $1,439.38

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