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: $7.02 (3/30/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1846 50C MS obverse 1846 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

At one time NGC did not routinely distinguish between the Medium Date and Tall 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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1846 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 60.00 105 215 350 390 450 635 700 950 1300 2350 5350 12500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 54
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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9/30/1998 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1091, 1091/Lot# 1475 $87.20
1/12/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 7243 $1,150.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 10317 $1,495.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(2), 1166/Lot# 3565 $862.50
5/31/2015 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131523/Lot# 23486 $305.50
5/31/2015 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131523/Lot# 24461 $223.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11512318626853276485692510021271145016092079224026483319571362507431163532729745712
11814421335660979587995110921331150317662133237628724117589266441040520001334350
0000008799511092133115031766213323762872411758926644104052000100
0000009029761181139015561922218625123095491560717037133792364900
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