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: $5.29 (9/1/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 50C MS obverse 1878 50C MS reverse


  
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Last Updated: 7/29/2014

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1878 50C MS
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Base $ 37.00 53.00 68.00 95.00 160 250 280 290 430 650 825 1250 1875 5000 19000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 101
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2381 $718.75
2/28/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #30, 34/Lot# 543 $69,000.00
9/18/2006 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2261, 2261/Lot# 1446 $380.80
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 9282 $881.25
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
1/19/2014 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131404/Lot# 26620 $112.80
7/13/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 205513 $58.30


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