Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,844,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $9.50 (10/20/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1843 50C MS obverse 1843 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With the economic depression of 1837-42 finally concluded, mintages rose dramatically in 1843, and this issue is among the more plentiful dates of the 1840s. Mint State examples, while not truly common, are more available than for earlier Seated Liberty Half Dollar.

Bill Bugert's die study book of Philadelphia Mint coins confirms an amazing 37 die marriages comprised of 18 obverses and 29 reverses. Two collars were identified, these having reed counts of 144 and 145, respectively. There are several minor varieties, but these have attracted little interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1843 50C MS
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Base $ 46.00 52.00 82.00 95.00 250 315 360 470 600 720 830 1250 1730 3600 9375 19400 50000 - - -
$ - - 365 500 615 - - - - 4600 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 266
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/13/2020 1843 50C MS
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Base-2121221348162232344112014114-----266
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Total-2121221348162232344112014124-1---268
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 50C MS
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Base11352012303045516207548471051120613151421163421063126604051049160142372264327447
461572112553865746657859151103124213501492179124464097604064561085217039242440
000000665785915110312421350149217912446409760406456108521703900
000000709816983115412791386156319492786506960407808125451984100
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2106
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1634
Owner: pulver set
 
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