Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,000
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.80 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1886 50C MS obverse 1886 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Only 5,000 business strikes were produced in this year, and as a result, this and the other dates in the 1880s have always been popular with collectors.

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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1886 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 520 610 670 700 825 825 875 910 935 990 1050 1200 1350 1550 1850 4600 7500 20000 - - -
$ 900 950 1000 1000 1090 1150 1325 1500 1700 2025 5000 8500 32500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 81
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/12/2005 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 7378 $1,610.00
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 251 $1,840.00
6/17/2013 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3435, 3435/Lot# 1782 $750.00
2/27/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7711 $587.50
6/9/2014 PCGS MS 98   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20392 $493.50
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 98   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20272 $493.50
9/14/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/14/2014, 192/Lot# 215981 $450.00
9/14/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/14/2014, 192/Lot# 215975 $475.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base177490894999010511095113811681189121912391271133315051692280732813533439055557163
258818921962101010651109114811751199122512491291139015672063296533653818477860910
0000001109114811751199122512491291139015672063296533653818477800
0000001123115811821209123212601312144716292435312334494104516600
1886 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111774120612381260129113121345141015891783294133193892493111
11111258918121612451270129813231366146916532169306735104238493110
000000918121612451270129813231366146916532169306735104238493100
0000001062122712521280130513341388152917182555319337014584493100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3529
Owner: jpcienkus
 
Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 3185
Owner: physicsfan3.14
 
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