Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 379,100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.20 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1864 50C MS obverse 1864 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

An elusive Civil War issue in all grades, the 1864 suffered the ravages of widespread hoarding, extensive exportation, and heavy melting.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1864 50C MS
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Base $ 45.00 65.00 135 275 425 565 625 700 800 975 1075 1325 1850 3550 11000 18500 40000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 95
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/10/2000 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1331, 1331/Lot# 1353 $599.50
1/7/2004 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 6634 $1,840.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1258 $1,035.00
2/6/2011 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211023/Lot# 24244 $253.00
8/11/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3992 $977.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7084 $1,955.00
11/2/2014 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10369 $120.00
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1223/Lot# 5024 $3,055.00
11/10/2015 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 26079 $235.00
12/3/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1227/Lot# 7604 $940.00


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