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: $5.69 (7/6/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1887 50C MS obverse 1887 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A scarce P-mint from the 1880s with only 5,000 pieces produced. In MS67 this coin becomes quite rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/25/2014

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1887 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 580 670 730 760 965 1025 1050 1075 1175 1375 1330 1500 2050 4900 7100 18000 - - -
$ 1050 1125 1150 1175 1275 1500 1450 1625 2250 5500 7700 31000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 112
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
10/27/1997 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0992, 992/Lot# 1545 $945.00
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 252 $2,012.50
1/29/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 328, 334/Lot# 8838 $776.25
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1451 $8,225.00
6/4/2014 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4536 $7,637.50
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30524 $24,675.00
1/7/2015 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 4971 $4,230.00
6/4/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1221/Lot# 4559 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1168124613571427146116731753173017531776186519072029199321242495378344586545455357177313
1194128313801438153217001753173817611806187919482029203722482924400851546545494162490
0000001753173817611806187919482029203722482924400851546545494100
0000001753174517681835189319882029208023713354423358496545532900
1887 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1131914351508154311847118471111209722332617394846466794111
440135814591520154361618476161847111700214223613061418153626794110
00000018476161847111700214223613061418153626794100
0000001847123218471111398218824893504441360786794100
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Grade: MS 66 PL
Points: 4646
Owner: Amata Sos
 
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