Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 590
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.96 (4/28/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1890 50C PF obverse 1890 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The penultimate issue in the long-lived Seated Half Dollar series, the 1890 has an original mintage of just 12,590 pieces. All but 590 of these coins were business strikes, survivors of which are popular in all grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/13/2015

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1890 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 680 950 1500 2075 3950 5400 11000 28500 - -
$ - - - - - 730 1050 1600 2275 4200 6000 - -
1890 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1150 1650 2300 4650 7750 16750 - - -
$ - - - - - - 1250 1775 2500 - - - -
1890 50C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 2000 3250 6650 10500 26000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2350 - 9150 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 201
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/1/1997 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 0985, 985/Lot# 1468 $790.25
2/20/2005 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1290 $17,825.00
11/3/2010 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 2084 $1,782.50
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4472 $8,225.00
6/5/2013 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4546 $7,050.00
2/23/2014 PCGS PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 792, 801/Lot# 707 $4,418.00
2/27/2014 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3545 $3,056.18
6/22/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 170044 $495.00
4/22/2015 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1219/Lot# 4539 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8799089409711004103610701104114111771214125213691599212425103406395256107808848310854
889919950982101510471081111611531189122712911446177422532809358845056343803392730
0000001081111611531189122712911446177422532809358845056343803300
0000001093112911651202123913301522194923813107377050577075825800
1890 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1100113411711208124612851325136614061450149315381686184322332643358347565046534958607680
1111114611831221125912981339137914211464150815871738197323702956397448535147551964670
0000001339137914211464150815871738197323702956397448535147551900
0000001352139314351479152316371791210325063270436549495248569000
1890 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1391143314761521156616121658170717561806185819102083226824641414154665787612366878687
1405144714911536158116271674172317731823187519682145233324641381458355735899631173540
0000001674172317731823187519682145233324641381458355735899631100
0000001691174017891841189320252206239924642761502456806011649900
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Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 6123
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 UC
Points: 5787
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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