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: $7.00 (9/21/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1848 50C PF obverse 1848 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1848 proof half dollar is an extremely rare coin. No more than six examples are known, and even that figure may be high.

Walter Breen identified two reverse dies, the first having an engraver's scratch from the sixth red stripe (raised vertical lines) into the chief (horizontal lines). A second die has horizontal lines within the between the red stripes, with the rightmost white stripe (plain field) filled.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2016

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1848 50C PF
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2
Low Grade: 66
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1848 50C PF
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1848 50C PF Cameo
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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
7/30/2008 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 1819 $74,750.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5663 $55,812.50
7/11/2013 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1187/Lot# 3168 $70,500.00
3/9/2014 PCGS PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 794, 803/Lot# 533 $67,500.00
6/23/2014 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30530 $34,075.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 50C PF
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Base4290437544854588469447934888500451155222534754475747610564596820719875927999230954278078341
4318441145194623472748244926504151505263538055475866622365796946732977271303129656546330
000000492650415150526353805547586662236579694673297727130312965600
000000496550785186530554135647598563416699707274607863180633621800
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