Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $8.52 (10/1/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 50C PF obverse 1860 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The U. S. Mint began charging a modest premium over face value for its proof coins this year, perhaps in response to rising sales since its first public offering in 1858. Clearly, however, it overestimated sales with its reported mintage of 1,000 pieces. A closer study reveals that only 525 coins were distributed, with the balance being melted at the end of the calendar year. Thereafter, proof coin mintages would be more realistic and based on sales of the previous year.

All 1860 proof half dollars were struck with reverse dies taken from the new hub that debuted in 1858.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/24/2020

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1860 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 650 880 1220 1800 2825 6800 10500 36000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 7500 17500 - -
1860 50C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2300 4100 10750 17500 38000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2850 - - 34500 56000 -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 112
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/29/2020 1860 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------491436161081---98
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----------------14----5
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Total-----------4914361611121---103
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1860 50C PF CA
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Base--------------22334---14
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Total--------------22334---14
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 50C PF CA
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Base145114951539158416311679172717761827187919311985216323542555348653676089888993491011812809
14661510155416001647169517431793184418961949204422272421286541135608702290429605110150
0000001743179318441896194920442227242128654113560870229042960500
0000001760181018621914196721042290248831764740584879569196986200
1860 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base157216181665171317621813186519171971202520822138232625272739371756846437934998251426620950
158716341681172917791830188219351989204421012201239325983065437359357408950811305164940
00000018821935198920442101220123932598306543735935740895081130500
00000019001953200720632119226324602668339150286186837896661278600
1860 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9861019105310871123115911961233127113111351139315051776238532604431565684288869961012203
9971030106410991135117112081246128413241365143015951979267736504839658085759116104740
0000001208124612841324136514301595197926773650483965808575911600
0000001221125812981338137914681686218229684041524875048722936300
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 8889
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 8889
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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