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: $9.72 (9/18/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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Description & Analysis

Sales of the U. S. Mint's proof coins began to rise steadily around this time, keeping in step with the general growth of coin collecting as a hobby in America. Nevertheless, no more than a couple dozen proof half dollars have survived, the exact number being uncertain. As is the case with nearly all pre-1858 USA proofs, the number coined is unknown.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1856 50C PF
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1856 50C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17000 32500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 19
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1856 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1-4542----16
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Total------------1-4542----16
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1856 50C PF CA
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Base--------------11--1---3
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Total--------------11--2---4
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 50C PF
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Base4290437544854588469447934888500451155222534754475747610564596820719875927999230954278078341
4318441145194623472748244926504151505263538055475866622365796946732977271303129656546330
000000492650415150526353805547586662236579694673297727130312965600
000000496550785186530554135647598563416699707274607863180633621800
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