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: $9.67 (9/19/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1864 50C MS obverse 1864 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Like most Philadelphia Mint half dollars of the Civil War years, 1864(P) is scarce overall yet with a disproportionately high survival rate of Mint State coins. As silver was not circulating in most of the nation at that time, some of these coins sat idle in vaults long enough to be discovered in later years when they were desirable to collectors. Gems are in the minority of MS examples, but they are not truly rare, a very unusual situation for this series.

Wiley and Bugert identified six obverse and five reverses dies. These were used in various pairings to create eight known die marriages. All examples seen have either 152 or 153 reeds. The only variety is a very minor repunched date (WB-102) that is little interest, given the overall scarcity of this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1864 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 105 185 320 550 775 875 965 1100 1305 1380 1500 1900 3550 9350 16250 40000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2200 4250 11250 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1864 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base214-94325129-381219743---107
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Total214-94325129-381319843---109
 2%1%4%-8%4%3%2%5%11%8%-3%7%12%17%7%4%3%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11832554638209741044123913031363147717301821202923683126526464009234117711825922373
622073245828719971109126013231401156117601890214226213839564373451008013934196300
000000110912601323140115611760189021422621383956437345100801393400
000000117412821343143916461791196022552873455160218289109251609600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3126
Owner: a.gomez
 
Grade: VF 30
Points: 820
Owner: 123cents
 
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