Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,352,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.15 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 S 50C MS obverse 1862 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

'For all their interesting merits, 1862-S half dollars are vastly under-appreciated.' Those words are from Bill Bugert in A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume I.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1862 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 52.00 70.00 80.00 120 250 385 420 625 800 900 1250 1900 2800 6350 12500 28000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 126
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
10/16/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0885, 885/Lot# 1481 $81.75
1/29/2007 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 124, 129/Lot# 827 $172.50
9/4/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1262 $207.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4504 $4,700.00
3/30/2014 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 182605 $299.20
11/6/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7856 $176.25
11/2/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131445/Lot# 23418 $199.75
3/31/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33153 $164.50
5/31/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131523/Lot# 24480 $235.00
5/29/2016 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131623/Lot# 21115 $146.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 50C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1175230255381793838933100511591321145016582352286042175656754311584185082981035670
5919323829751880887095710561213136415191889252133124697628588901389222275317630
0000008709571056121313641519188925213312469762858890138922227500
00000090198111081267140715892121269137655176691410237162002604300
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Grade: XF Details
Points: 397
Owner: B.L. Birdy
 
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