Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 302,700
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.71 (8/25/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 50C MS obverse 1860 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint produced 303,700 half dollars in 1860. Wiley and Bugert, in The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars, note that the 1860 is 'very scarce in any grade' and 'currently underrated.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1860 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 60.00 85.00 200 325 375 500 600 675 750 1100 1550 2350 6500 23000 65000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1175 1600 3050 9000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 79
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
12/2/2001 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1512, 1512/Lot# 1216 $235.20
1/29/2012 NGC XF 40   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 772 $661.00
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3502 $3,055.00
2/24/2013 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 51118 $253.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(6), 1188/Lot# 7871 $881.25
11/2/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10354 $340.00
7/26/2015 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3534, 6113/Lot# 20272 $199.75
10/11/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131542/Lot# 25130 $423.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base113520123732057563183890810511239136314771776204827544499701410226127211999524387
461572132654055947008619561114128014011577186722833336533780851105815146214590
000000700861956111412801401157718672283333653378085110581514600
0000007698851003117613221439167619572519391761769155118891757000
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2240
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1051
Owner: ddr70
 
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