Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,988,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.15 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 50C MS obverse 1857 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a sizeable (for the era) original mintage of 1.9 million pieces, the 1857 is an understandably plentiful coin in circulated grades. Mint State survivors, however, are remarkably scarce.

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Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1857 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 58.00 80.00 160 260 290 340 470 560 665 960 1350 2100 5250 13000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 253
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/23/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2775 $1,610.00
5/1/2011 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3057, 3057/Lot# 1691 $138.00
11/14/2011 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 636, 643/Lot# 176 $1,725.00
11/25/2012 NGC Details F Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 81482 $27.00
2/24/2013 PCGS VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 91128 $79.56
11/15/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34546 $235.00
5/4/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131419/Lot# 26651 $76.00
7/11/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6126 $88.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1135201230288515539674745847106611861351164418432585398457928839139442220226939
46157211249364523584698779920110612411449171020903051458768081054116697237810
00000058469877992011061241144917102090305145876808105411669700
00000062972181399311461296154617772338351851897823122421944900
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5792
Owner: kathy&barry
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3984
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
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