Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 930
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.07 (3/30/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1885 50C PF obverse 1885 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The total coinage of proof and business strike half dollars was just 6,130 pieces, scant even by the standards of the limited-mintage 1878-1890 era.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/13/2015

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1885 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 585 690 950 1450 2075 3850 5400 14500 32500 - -
$ - - - - - - 740 1050 1550 2275 4100 5900 16250 -
1885 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1150 1600 2300 4300 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1250 1700 2500 4600 - - -
1885 50C PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3250 6000 12250 25000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 3850 7000 13500 30000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 287
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/27/1993 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Bullet #106, 106/Lot# 286 $770.00
2/22/2001 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2001 February Long Beach Signature Sale #248, 248/Lot# 5896 $4,025.00
9/6/2004 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 810 $2,300.00
8/26/2007 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2413, 2413/Lot# 1422 $1,568.00
1/6/2011 NGC PF 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5033 $931.50
3/31/2011 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 2029 $2,099.90
6/3/2012 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 54671 $1,887.60
6/5/2013 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3518 $1,762.50
2/3/2014 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1202/Lot# 3869 $1,116.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8799089409711004103610701104114111771214125213811599208725103365395260078200889911354
889919950982101510471081111611531189122712951454176222282795356146376738843397170
0000001081111611531189122712951454176222282795356146376738843300
0000001093112911651202123913381526192423693080375653227469866600
1885 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1100113411711208124612851325136614061450149315381686184321792643354537784023428047146272
1111114611831221125912981339137914211464150815871738195523342944362338604109442552330
0000001339137914211464150815871738195523342944362338604109442500
0000001352139314351479152316371791206724883244370039414194456900
1885 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16731722177118221873192619802034209121472206226624612670289231264141561074317834851010887
1689173817881839189119441998205321102167222623312531274429703464463162177565805993020
0000001998205321102167222623312531274429703464463162177565805900
0000002016207221282186224623962600281830483803512068247700828500
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Grade: PF 67 UC
Points: 7431
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 5922
Owner: Zakmar
 
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