Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 658,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.17 (11/23/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1864 S 50C MS obverse 1864 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As an issue, the '64-S rates High R.6 in Mint State. It is perhaps unfortunate that the relatively high mintage (658,000 pieces) of this issue has led many collectors to label it as common. It most certainly is not, particularly at the Gem BU level of preservation.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1864 S 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 76
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/11/2007 NGC MS 63   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1452 $2,645.00
8/27/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3336, 3336/Lot# 2162 $74.75
12/15/2013 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 782, 791/Lot# 230 $375.00
1/19/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131404/Lot# 26604 $282.00
2/27/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3508 $1,527.50
3/30/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 164804 $673.20
8/8/2014 NGC VF 35   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21312 $258.50
12/3/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1227/Lot# 4405 $1,527.50
12/27/2015 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131601/Lot# 21207 $223.25


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