Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,377,600
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.82 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 50C MS obverse 1878 50C MS reverse


  
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1878 50C MS
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Base $ 37.00 53.00 68.00 95.00 160 160 250 280 290 430 530 650 825 1250 1875 5000 19000 - - - -
$ 175 275 305 320 470 580 720 925 1350 2075 5500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 96
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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2/18/1998 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1025, 1025/Lot# 1532 $545.00
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 569 $1,323.00
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2381 $718.75
3/27/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 233, 239/Lot# 5858 $2,300.00
10/18/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4395 $881.25
6/9/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131325/Lot# 22256 $135.13
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4243 $6,462.50
7/13/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 205513 $58.30


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