Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,039
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.20 (5/25/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1883 50C PF obverse 1883 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint was the only coinage facility that produced half dollars in 1883, and a minuscule total of 9,039 pieces were struck. Merely 1,039 proofs were delivered.

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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1883 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 500 680 950 1425 2075 3800 5400 12000 30000 - -
$ - - - - - 730 1050 1525 2275 4000 6250 14000 -
1883 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 775 1150 1600 2350 4400 6600 15500 - - -
$ - - - - - 850 1250 1700 2600 4750 7500 17000 -
1883 50C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3500 - 10000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 313
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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6/7/2015 PF 63  Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1221/Lot# 4571


Auction Prices Realized

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5/14/1997 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 0945, 945/Lot# 1478 $1,566.00
6/1/2006 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 1704 $1,092.50
9/6/2009 NGC PF 62   Cameo Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 1422 $14,375.00
9/13/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 2925 $3,162.50
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3351 $1,437.50
12/30/2012 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/30/2012, 55/Lot# 93029 $4,620.00
5/12/2013 PCGS PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 751, 760/Lot# 853 $1,608.00
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 5008 $2,467.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7968268538829139439751008104110751110125213691594206825103324395255637960864411047
806835863892923954986101910521087115712911444175222152781353344896362818894450
000000986101910521087115712911444175222152781353344896362818800
000000997103010641098120513301519191023633053374350267161841600
1883 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94197210051037107211071142117812161255129413331477184321612671360143196169652071119202
95198310161049108411191154119112291268130713811599194923312981384049366286671778080
0000001154119112291268130713811599194923312981384049366286671700
0000001166120312421281132014291721205525013291408055526403691400
1883 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1743179318441896195020042059211521732232229223532555277029973238481751585466578763298252
1760181018611914196820222078213421932252231224202627284630773764493152615573596869700
0000002078213421932252231224202627284630773764493152615573596800
0000002096215422122272233324882698292131584291504453635680614800
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 6717
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 6520
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
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