Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 253,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.75 (8/30/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1862 50C MS obverse 1862 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1862 is an underrated issue in all grades, its mintage being less than 10% of the previous year's production. As a result, this date has been hoarded and subsequently promoted because of its relatively small mintage. However, according to Wiley and Bugert this has led to a 'whiplash' effect that has led some to believe the 1862 is actually more common than traditionally believed. Generally only seen as part of the Guatemala Hoard (and cleaned as a result).

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1862 50C MS
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Base $ 55.00 75.00 90.00 175 350 465 550 635 750 850 965 1100 1575 3550 6900 15000 37500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 74
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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10/3/2001 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Signature Sale #271, 271/Lot# 6821 $1,495.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1252 $1,840.00
8/16/2009 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2732, 2732/Lot# 1941 $437.00
2/2/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 8395 $431.25
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1731 $8,050.00
6/5/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 8214 $329.00
11/2/2014 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10365 $182.00
4/27/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 7933 $763.75


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