Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 379,100
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.70 (8/24/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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
9/26/1998 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 1998 September Long Beach Sale #192, 192/Lot# 6771 $16,100.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1258 $1,035.00
4/14/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 238, 244/Lot# 685 $517.50
11/16/2008 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2612, 2612/Lot# 1673 $460.00
10/18/2012 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4376 $12,925.00
8/30/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4510 $470.00
8/12/2015 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7775 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11832554638209741044123913031363147717301821202923683126526464009234117711825922373
622073245828719971109126013231401156117601890214226213839564373451008013934196300
000000110912601323140115611760189021422621383956437345100801393400
000000117412821343143916461791196022552873455160218289109251609600
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 1002
Owner: bigpep1
 
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