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: $6.13 (9/24/2017)
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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Price Guide

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: 254
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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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
7/8/2010 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 495, 501/Lot# 7432 $230.00
11/20/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Teletrade Auction 3385, 3385/Lot# 1147 $55.00
1/20/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/20/2013, 58/Lot# 96527 $116.32
4/22/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1219/Lot# 4485 $1,749.58
7/21/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32088 $211.50
8/30/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131536/Lot# 23377 $282.00
7/3/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131628/Lot# 23318 $188.00


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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