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: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.50 (7/11/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 ARROWS & RAYS 50C PF obverse 1853 ARROWS & RAYS 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is yet another remarkably rare issue, with just six examples confirmed, one of which is held by the Smithsonian Institution. That specimen was almost certainly obtained when the U. S. Mint's own cabinet was donated to the S. I. in 1923.

The reverse die for this proof is easily recognized by three diagonal lines projecting outward from the highest leaf.

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Last Updated: 5/8/2020

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1853 ARROWS & RAYS 50C PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1853 ARROWS & RAYS 50C PF
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