Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 470
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $8.56 (12/2/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1864 50C PF obverse 1864 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The sale of 470 proof half dollars provides a good view of the small coin market in 1864. With federal currency at its lowest value in relation to gold and silver coins that year, the price of a proof set was nearly twice as much in notes as it was in hard coin. The years 1863-64 to be the nadir of proof sales, which rose slowly but steadily over the next decade.

1864 proof half dollars are quite scarce in grades higher than PF-64. Cameo examples are rare, with Ultra Cameo proofs being extremely so.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2016

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1864 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 675 875 1150 2125 3250 6600 13000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2250 3900 - - - -
1864 50C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 975 1300 2350 4250 13000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2900 5800 - - - -
1864 50C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5500 18500 43000 - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 148
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1864 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------317304811511--116
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--------------11------2
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Total------------317314911511--118
 ------------3%14%26%42%9%4%1%1%-- 
1864 50C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1233154-1---29
---------------11-----2
--------------1-------1
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Total-----------1234165-1---32
 -----------3%6%9%13%50%16%-3%--- 
1864 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------2-1----3
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Total---------------2-1----3
 ---------------67%-33%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 50C PF CA
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Base1157119412311270131013501391143414761521156616121765192825553427600763516710708377119926
11691206124412831323136414051448149115361581166318192137284642876122647168347292844910422
0000001405144814911536158116631819213728464287612264716834729200
0000001420146215061551159717141874234631365147623665906959750200
1864 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21132171222922902351241324762541260726742743281330433287354538176473978910282107931164814625
21322190224923102372243424982563262926972766289031243373363647027578995310452110781264015356
000000249825632629269727662890312433733636470275789953104521107800
0000002519258526522720279029663206345937265588868410118106231136300
1864 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base96499610281063109711321168120612441283132213631450177624333260443159226263661872169328
975100710401074110911441181121912571296133613921559199527093650492860366381681779209794
0000001181121912571296133613921559199527093650492860366381681700
0000001193123112701309134914211667221429844041542561496500701700
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Grade: PF 66 UC
Points: 9789
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 66 UC
Points: 9789
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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