Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 310,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $9.55 (10/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1841 50C MS obverse 1841 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though its production was modest in comparison the half dollar coinage of the preceding several decades, the 1841 Philadelphia Mint half has survived in fair numbers. Mint State examples, however, are scarce. This issue seems to be particularly subject to weak strikes, and collectors are urged to seek a sharper example.

Three obverse dies were paired with a like number of reverses for a total of five known die marriages. The only one of particular interest features a repunched date that is attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service (WB-102, VP-001). Two collars were employed, these having reed counts of 146 and 148, respectively.

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Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1841 50C MS
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Base $ 45.00 75.00 130 210 405 530 650 715 1100 1380 1700 2050 2875 5550 16000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 90
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1841 50C MS
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Base-11122104111617144466-----90
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Total-11122104111617144476-----91
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 50C MS
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Base11832553665979009491073113812901658208722502464317240646473700110496159512454529637
62207292443698916990109511891413180121412321270034694867664981661231418816262420
00000099010951189141318012141232127003469486766498166123141881600
000000103211161239153519442196239329363767567068259331141332168000
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1290
Owner: Waverlee
 
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