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: $6.50 (2/22/2017)
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: 120
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1253 $1,035.00
9/19/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2927, 2927/Lot# 1925 $58.00
7/22/2012 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 64828 $247.50
10/18/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4374 $1,645.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7201 $305.50
9/25/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8288 $367.78
11/16/2014 NGC VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 830, 839/Lot# 853 $100.00
7/9/2015 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1222/Lot# 7455 $287.88


NGC Registry

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