Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.98 (7/13/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 50C MS obverse 1842 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

At one time NGC did not routinely distinguish between the Small Date and Medium Date varieties. The certified population figures below represent coins graded by NGC prior to this distinction. See the following two entries for more detailed information.

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Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1842 50C MS
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Base $ 55.00 70.00 100.00 130 240 400 460 585 785 1000 1250 1605 2250 3750 9500 33500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 55
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1842 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----2414616177223-----55
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Total-----2414616177223-----55
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