Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.95 (4/27/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1877 50C PF obverse 1877 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The majority of 1877 halves, including the proofs, use a Type Two reverse (introduced in 1876) that has the lower bud on the olive branch closed. A scant 510 proof halves were struck of the 1877, and surprisingly few are known today in high grade.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/13/2015

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1877 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 690 950 1450 2175 4050 9000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 730 1050 1550 2375 4650 10350 - -
1877 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 2000 3050 7250 15300 - - - -
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1877 50C PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 165
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/4/1994 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 374 $577.50
4/24/2000 PCGS PF 62   Teletrade Auction 1299, 1299/Lot# 1701 $572.25
5/31/2004 PCGS PF 62   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 739 $747.50
1/31/2010 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 1088 $1,322.50
4/24/2013 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 2262 $2,350.00
7/27/2013 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4238 $10,575.00
9/4/2014 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3177 $4,259.38
11/30/2014 PCGS PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 832, 841/Lot# 820 $1,600.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base879908940971100410361070110411411177121412521381159920872570356449355233554460697935
889919950982101510471081111611531189122712951454176222482901402150345337571966910
0000001081111611531189122712951454176222482901402150345337571900
0000001093112911651202123913381526192424093233447851345440589400
1877 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1451149515391584163116791727177618271879193119852163235425553238554459226263661872169328
1466151015541600164716951743179318441896194920442227242127834007567060366381681779200
0000001743179318441896194920442227242127834007567060366381681700
0000001760181018621914196721042290248830104775579661496500701700
1877 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base157216181665171317621813186519171971202520822138232625272739345758686263661871041123316361
15871634168117291779183018821935198920442101220123932598297842616000638167808480129420
0000001882193519892044210122012393259829784261600063816780848000
0000001900195320072063211922632460266832185064613165006942985700
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Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 5544
Owner: First Strike Society
 
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