Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,972,400
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.36g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $7.63 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1839 DRAPERY 50C MS obverse 1839 DRAPERY 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In the Wiley-Bugert reference they state their belief that the With Drapery dies were created when 'the rock was carved away from the master hub to balance the metal flow during coin striking from the addition of the drapery below the elbow.' With Drapery halves are slightly more obtainable in all grades than their No Drapery counterparts, but such coins are still rare in mint condition. In Gem condition, these coins are virtually unknown.

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1839 DRAPERY 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 42.00 65.00 100.00 175 310 455 575 710 850 1275 1650 1900 2650 5400 18000 - - - - -
$ - - 600 740 975 - - - - - - - - -
1839 DRAPERY 50C MS Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 169
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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6/6/1997 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1997 June Long Beach Sale #173, 173/Lot# 6115 $3,162.50
10/8/1997 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0987, 987/Lot# 1503 $196.20
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1229 $1,955.00
4/22/2013 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3427, 3427/Lot# 1803 $164.50
3/2/2014 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 171981 $143.10
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5371 $5,140.63
10/19/2014 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 826, 835/Lot# 148 $140.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 DRAPERY 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base147163212304551745774916103613631558188621612368278135256616715211202177212828633928
15217924338661675582195611451428166719782230250630294555679585021337521243301670
0000008219561145142816671978223025063029455567958502133752124300
0000008699961254149317772069229926433277558669739852155482476400
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 551
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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