Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 975
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.21 (5/22/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1881 50C PF obverse 1881 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although 975 proofs were minted, this is a very elusive date in the With Motto Seated half dollar series.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/13/2015

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1881 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 680 950 1400 2075 3800 5400 11900 - - -
$ - - - - - 725 1050 1500 2300 4100 6000 13750 -
1881 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 775 1100 1600 2350 4350 6500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 850 1175 1700 - - - - -
1881 50C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 316
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Grade
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6/7/2015 PF 60   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7776


Auction Prices Realized

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9/23/2007 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2791 $2,415.00
1/21/2008 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2479, 2479/Lot# 1406 $1,400.00
3/17/2011 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(1), 1153/Lot# 3655 $2,070.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7213 $822.50
4/28/2013 PCGS PF 63   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 749, 758/Lot# 613 $1,425.00
6/4/2014 NGC PF 62   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 8347 $940.00
6/29/2014 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 184882 $2,000.00
7/11/2014 PCGS Genuine Proof   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20303 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base879908940971100410361070110411411177121412521369159920292525334539525544586864158357
889919950982101510471081111611531189122712911446174221942798354744835652605070620
0000001081111611531189122712911446174221942798354744835652605000
0000001093112911651202123913301522188623603072375050135760623300
1881 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94197210051037107211071142117812161255129413331477175321612671346742904559484053157013
95198310161049108411191154119112291268130713811569188923312936374143804653499858810
0000001154119112291268130713811569188923312936374143804653499800
0000001166120312421281132014291661202525013202401644694746515700
1881 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1743179318441896195020042059211521732232229223532555277029973238345736863926417846056138
1760181018611914196820222078213421932252231224202627284630773311353337664010432051160
0000002078213421932252231224202627284630773311353337664010432000
0000002096215422122272233324882698292131583384361038464094446300
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 4653
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 4559
Owner: First Strike Society
 
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