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: $6.71 (11/18/2017)
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
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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: 53
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/6/1993 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions FUN Bullet Sale #99, 99/Lot# 376 $1,155.00
8/2/1997 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 6357 $1,092.50
4/19/1999 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1155, 1155/Lot# 1532 $141.70
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
2/16/2017 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1252/Lot# 7600 $882.43


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