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: $6.35 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1855 ARROWS 50C PF obverse 1855 ARROWS 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1855 half dollar is a very rare issue in the proof edition. Curiously, both the normal date and the 1855/854 variety were coined as proofs. There's not enough data to establish their relative rarity, as most proofs have been identified by date only in the past. It's likely that fewer than ten pieces survive in all, with not even half a dozen absolutely confirmed as different specimens.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1855 ARROWS 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 7500 8450 14000 18000 33000 45000 57500 - - - -
1855 ARROWS 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 95000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7
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: 10/8/2019 1855 ARROWS 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------2-3-----5
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Total--------------2-3-----5
 --------------40 %-60 %----- 
1855 ARROWS 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1-1----2
----------------1-----1
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Total---------------111----3
 ---------------33 %33 %33 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/22/2014 NGC PF 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1485 $63,250.00
10/28/2015 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98716 $23,500.00
8/10/2016 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(2), 1238/Lot# 4109 $23,642.18


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