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: $9.55 (10/20/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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Description & Analysis

The proof edition of the 1845 half dollar is extremely rare, with six specimens identified, one of which is permanently impounded within the National Numismatic Collection of the Smithsonian Institution.

1845 proof halves show similar engraver scratches projecting from the red stripes of the reverse shield into the chief seen on earlier pieces back to 1842. It was often the practice of the U. S. Mint to use the same reverse die for proofs year after year, as it was already prepared for such coinage, and the small number of pieces produced annually before the mid 1850s resulted in little or no die wear.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2016

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1845 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 32500 44000 52000 61000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 39750 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/13/2020 1845 50C PF
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Base---------------111----3
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Total---------------111----3
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1845 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4290437544854588469447934888500451155222534754475747610564596820719875927999230954278078341
4318441145194623472748244926504151505263538055475866622365796946732977271303129656546330
000000492650415150526353805547586662236579694673297727130312965600
000000496550785186530554135647598563416699707274607863180633621800
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