Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 227,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.58 (9/24/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 50C MS obverse 1850 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1850 is an important condition rarity among early Seated Liberty Half Dollar issue, being far more difficult in all grades than its rather modest production of 227,000 pieces would suggest. Only a few dozen Mint State pieces are believed to survive and the quantity of Gems can probably be counted on one hand.

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1850 50C MS
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Base $ 350 465 700 875 950 1225 1350 1575 1850 2300 2500 2950 4125 6500 26000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3300 - 7350 40000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 89
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/18/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 6219 $5,175.00
5/30/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 May/June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #438, 438/Lot# 1113 $3,450.00
6/10/2007 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2379, 2379/Lot# 1555 $980.00
1/30/2011 NGC AU 50   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1450 $483.00
11/2/2014 PCGS G 6   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10331 $325.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15206 $446.50
4/22/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1219/Lot# 4476 $1,189.10
1/1/2017 PCGS G 6   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131702/Lot# 24169 $446.50


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