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: $5.82 (12/22/2014)
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
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 580 670 730 760 965 965 1025 1050 1075 1175 1225 1375 1330 1500 2050 4900 7100 18000 - - -
$ 1050 1125 1150 1175 1275 1350 1500 1450 1625 2250 5500 7700 31000 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 110
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
Auction House
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1/12/2015 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 4971


Auction Prices Realized

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Price
11/19/2003 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1808, 1808/Lot# 1358 $2,365.00
11/4/2004 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 7456 $2,990.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2798 $2,875.00
10/23/2008 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 920 $20,125.00
7/31/2009 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 1124 $13,800.00
7/31/2009 NGC MS 66   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 1638 $4,600.00
9/13/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 2927 $2,587.50
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 2214 $3,055.00
11/2/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10415 $1,325.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base19169821073111012061239127112991317134513631393142715051658278132384319455357177313
30693810121085114212171249128013051326135113731404145315562032293335984397494162490
0000001249128013051326135113731404145315562032293335984397494100
0000001260128913111335135713831415147916072406308539584475532900
1887 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111874134513741394142314421472150815891749291333863740463858597539
111112921031135413801403142914521484153516422137307035044039504564190
0000001031135413801403142914521484153516422137307035044039504500
0000001188136413871413143514621496156216952525322836224338545200
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Grade: MS 66 PL
Points: 3386
Owner: Amata Sos
 
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