Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 511,400
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.01 (7/25/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1865 50C MS obverse 1865 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1865 half dollar started out with a mintage of 511,400 business strikes. Relatively few pieces are extant. Some of these are 'hoard' coins, as alluded to by Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert in their Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars: 'A hoard of 15 pieces was released about 8 months prior to the 1980 ANA sale. Another hoard of approximately 20 Uncirculated coins of this date was supposedly released by a dealer just prior to the 1987 ANA.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/16/2015

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1865 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 70.00 110 210 365 525 580 775 900 1000 1150 1350 1800 3500 8950 19500 35000 - - -
$ - - 630 875 1000 - - 1450 1950 4900 10000 25000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 77
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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9/20/2009 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2747, 2747/Lot# 1598 $345.00
9/4/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1263 $380.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4188 $22,325.00
11/2/2014 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10371 $200.00
4/22/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 7881 $705.00
5/31/2015 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131523/Lot# 24482 $305.50
10/11/2015 PCGS PR 1   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131542/Lot# 25132 $129.25
1/6/2016 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(7), 1231/Lot# 8160 $881.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base183201272395642933990117312461477160917071843200923353238492375438428126431976924125
189225313477739952105111971323152116421752189821182636380057967838983315018212210
00000010511197132315211642175218982118263638005796783898331501800
000000111212221400156516741798195422262937436166708133112381739400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3238
Owner: Darthvadeur
 
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