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: $6.65 (9/26/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1847 50C MS obverse 1847 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The half dollar saw a production of 1.156 million circulation strikes in 1847. The date is rare in Mint State. In this respect, Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert (1993) assign a low R.6 rarity rating to Uncirculated examples.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1847 50C MS
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Base $ 33.00 50.00 58.00 85.00 185 270 345 520 660 725 950 1200 2400 3350 9750 17500 31000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 119
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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5/5/1999 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1160, 1160/Lot# 1459 $735.75
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1232 $1,552.50
9/17/2008 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 8623 $184.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7029 $862.50
10/18/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8948 $282.00
2/9/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 165178 $2,477.20
4/13/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 182603 $396.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1208/Lot# 4433 $1,880.00
11/16/2014 NGC VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 830, 839/Lot# 831 $155.00
5/3/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131519/Lot# 21264 $399.50


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