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: $5.39 (8/1/2015)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1886 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 520 610 670 700 825 875 910 935 990 1200 1350 1550 1850 4600 7500 20000 - - -
$ 900 950 1000 1000 1090 1325 1500 1700 2025 5000 8500 32500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 83
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/8/2003 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 7199 $2,185.00
9/26/2003 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1784, 1784/Lot# 1202 $2,750.00
2/23/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 7093 $1,035.00
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 251 $1,840.00
5/15/2011 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3066, 3066/Lot# 1632 $1,437.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7143 $2,415.00
9/14/2014 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/14/2014, 192/Lot# 215980 $300.00
4/22/2015 NGC VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 7899 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1092116612841357139315311609158316191644169717531886200921612368367545656820439055557163
1117120513081369143915571609159516271662171617971927206022302804397253176820477860910
0000001609159516271662171617971927206022302804397253176820477800
0000001609160716361679173418421968211022993239426860686820516700
1886 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1123513581435147211697117081178918471985211322712486383847567077111
412127613841447147256616975701708597180818932028216623432937414455307077110
00000016975701708597180818932028216623432937414455307077100
0000001697113917081193182819392070221824143387445063037077100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3529
Owner: jpcienkus
 
Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 3185
Owner: physicsfan3.14
 
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