Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 550
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.35 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 50C PF obverse 1862 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Having learned from its experience of the previous several years, the Philadelphia Mint coined only 550 sets of silver proof coins. It's likely that most of these sold, with the balance being melted at the beginning of the new calendar year.

Two die marriages resulted from the pairing of two obverse dies with a single reverse. It was not unusual for the mint to re-use the same reverse die for proofs over a period of several years for as long as it was serviceable.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/12/2019

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1862 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 650 975 1310 2050 3300 6600 16500 27000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 4050 - - - -
1862 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2900 4250 11000 - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 194
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1862 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1881929612352---156
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---------------2------2
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Total----------1881929632352---158
 ----------1 %5 %5 %12 %18 %40 %15 %3 %1 %--- 
1862 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1499113----37
-----------------11---2
----------------1-----1
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Total------------14991241---40
 ------------3 %10 %23 %23 %30 %10 %3 %--- 
1862 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
 -----------------100 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/22/1993 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions Chicago Bullet #104, 104/Lot# 258 $577.50
8/25/2008 NGC PF 65   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 277, 283/Lot# 939 $6,900.00
1/5/2009 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2636, 2636/Lot# 1717 $3,335.00
2/1/2009 NGC PF 64   Cameo Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 962 $3,220.00
10/13/2011 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(1), 1160/Lot# 3770 $4,025.00
1/8/2014 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4546 $2,585.00
3/6/2015 PCGS PF 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 250 $2,232.50
3/3/2016 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 March 3 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1233/Lot# 3994 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1470151415601605165317001749179918501902195620102190238125853506565659866329668772899417
1485152915751621166917161766181618671920197420702254244928924223576661006448688879980
0000001766181618671920197420702254244928924223576661006448688800
0000001782183318851938199221302317251731994939587662156568708800
1862 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base159316391687173617851836188819411995205021062164235425562770373859866329668798691426620950
160816551703175218021853190619592013206921252227242126273093448761006448774811335164940
00000019061959201320692125222724212627309344876100644877481133500
00000019231977203220872145229124892699341552376215656888081280000
1862 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base964996102810631097113211681206124412831322136315051776244832604431571175157921860310998
975100710401074110911441181121912571296133614101595200027193650485863127650814894010
0000001181121912571296133614101595200027193650485863127650814800
0000001193123112701309134914581686222429894041528469147786837600
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 6448
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 6100
Owner: First Strike Society
 
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