Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 916,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.15 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1863 S 50C MS obverse 1863 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although P-mint silver issues were widely hoarded and/or melted during the turmoil of the Civil War, S-mint deliveries continued to circulate heavily in California throughout the 1860s. The 1863-S was one of those half dollar issues that saw heavy use despite its modest original delivery of 916,000 pieces. All Mint State survivors of this delivery must be considered quite scarce.

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Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1863 S 50C MS
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Base $ 40.00 60.00 85.00 110 270 335 455 560 785 825 950 1175 2750 5050 14500 27500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 131
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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2/10/2008 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2184 $1,380.00
3/4/2012 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3235, 3235/Lot# 1666 $195.50
7/20/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207812 $35.00
11/2/2014 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10368 $190.00
1/29/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7451 $587.50
2/1/2015 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131506/Lot# 23346 $399.50
5/31/2015 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131523/Lot# 23505 $105.75
7/9/2015 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(2), 1222/Lot# 3965 $1,263.13
7/21/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32092 $470.00


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