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: $6.82 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 50C PF obverse 1844 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

As is so often the case with early United States proofs, the exact number of 1844 proof half dollars coined, as well as the number extant, is rather uncertain. Old auction catalogs are of little help, with their vague, incomplete descriptions and poor or absent photos. Fewer than half a dozen specimens are traceable today.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1844 50C PF
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 62

The chart showing 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1844 50C PF
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/9/2008 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 3026 $149,500.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5658 $99,875.00
6/23/2014 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30528 $79,312.50
10/28/2015 NGC PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98713 $17,625.00
4/27/2016 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1234/Lot# 4668 $76,375.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4290437544854588469447934888500451155222534754475747610564596820719875927999230954278078341
4318441145194623472748244926504151505263538055475866622365796946732977271303129656546330
000000492650415150526353805547586662236579694673297727130312965600
000000496550785186530554135647598563416699707274607863180633621800
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