Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,156,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $9.55 (10/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1847 50C MS obverse 1847 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is a common coin in worn condition, though fully Mint State pieces are moderately scarce. As with most half dollars of this period, gems are quite rare. Though often seen with cracked dies, particularly on the reverse, the typical 1847 Philadelphia Mint half dollar is well struck.

Eight obverse dies were paired with nine reverses in various combinations to produce a total of 14 known die marriages. Two collars were employed, these having either 144 or 145 reeds.

Varieties are mostly minor, with the very notable exception of the bold overdate, 1847/1846 (FS-301, WB-102). This variety is highly sought and brings a hefty premium.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1847 50C MS
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Base $ 33.00 50.00 65.00 85.00 185 270 360 520 660 680 950 1200 2400 3350 9750 17500 31000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 10750 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 127
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1847 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-3-359169111924-468721----127
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Total-3-359169111924-468721----127
 -2%-2%4%7%13%7%9%15%19%-3%5%6%6%2%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1135201230298551620745820990133313931658188624012985481764009419149262386228852
461572112533825746627708771104135314811734205825963596534574061125517905255250
000000662770877110413531481173420582596359653457406112551790500
000000703795933121913731570181022292790420658728413130902088300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1658
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 620
Owner: John Stanfield
 
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