Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 800
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.32 (9/2/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 50C PF obverse 1878 50C PF reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Examination of NGC/PCGS population figures reveals that a goodly number of the 800-piece mintage has survived to the present day, with the vast majority falling into the PR62 to PR65 range.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/13/2015

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1878 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 680 950 1400 2100 3800 5600 14000 35000 - -
$ - - - - - 725 1050 1500 2300 4100 6600 15500 -
1878 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1150 1600 2600 5750 9500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 1250 1700 3000 6250 10500 - -
1878 50C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 224
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/21/2003 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23104, 23104/Lot# 11755 $920.00
5/28/2006 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 2953 $8,050.00
10/29/2006 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 2279, 2279/Lot# 1740 $896.00
1/22/2007 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 123, 128/Lot# 1248 $3,565.00
4/28/2009 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 784 $3,450.00
6/5/2013 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3512 $2,585.00
12/22/2013 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 146696 $2,100.00
4/1/2014 PCGS PF AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7777 $458.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8799089409711004103610701104114111771214125213691589200925253345398459228428914111643
889919950982101510471081111611531189122712911442172921812798355846306757866699750
0000001081111611531189122712911442172921812798355846306757866600
0000001093112911651202123913301516186923533072377152767593890300
1878 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1100113411711208124612851325136614061450149315381686184321612807406450495352566862018097
1111114611831221125912981339137914211464150815871738194923763226439251505457584668330
0000001339137914211464150815871738194923763226439251505457584600
0000001352139314351479152316371791205525923645472152515563602300
1878 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base119712351274131413541395143714811525157016171664182019882324300443225352566867201055415267
12101248128713271368140914521496154015861633171618762100255134434665545760197998121250
0000001452149615401586163317161876210025513443466554576019799800
0000001466151015551601164817681932221227773883500955636369927600
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 5352
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 5352
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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