Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 211,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.74 (8/28/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 S 50C MS obverse 1856 S 50C MS reverse


  
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1856 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 36
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64


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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
10/6/2001 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Bullet Sale #272, 272/Lot# 710 $483.00
8/28/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 102, 107/Lot# 585 $1,955.00
5/2/2010 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2846, 2846/Lot# 2125 $1,380.00
1/30/2011 NGC XF 40   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1455 $322.00
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 122017 $896.50
6/3/2014 NGC VF 35   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4045 $749.65
2/1/2015 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131506/Lot# 24146 $188.00
4/22/2015 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1219/Lot# 4484 $1,124.48
1/6/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(7), 1231/Lot# 8156 $998.75
1/3/2016 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131602/Lot# 23877 $446.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base502563774108814772643291031493260358341724499493560076820770481181543223950375725952369191
522633879121818662732299031863368377942814644529262787115784210556182712849144889627460
00000029903186336837794281464452926278711578421055618271284914488900
00000030693223347539764390479056506549740979801299421111330315220600
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 2910
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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