Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,156,000
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.36g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $7.39 (9/28/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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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Auction Prices Realized

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7/3/2011 NGC F 15   Teletrade Auction 3094, 3094/Lot# 1464 $63.25
9/25/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 751 $276.00
2/9/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 165178 $2,477.20
6/4/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 8286 $705.00
8/1/2014 NGC F 15   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3493, 6044/Lot# 20154 $57.58
8/31/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 189479 $3,000.00
11/2/2014 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10325 $305.00
12/3/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1227/Lot# 7583 $446.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1135201230298551620745820990133313931658188624012985481764009419149262386228852
461572112533825746627708771104135314811734205825963596534574061125517905255250
000000662770877110413531481173420582596359653457406112551790500
000000703795933121913731570181022292790420658728413130902088300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3319
Owner: Merc's coins
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1658
Owner: ddr70
 
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