Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,196,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $8.89 (10/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1867 S 50C MS obverse 1867 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This was a fairly high mintage issue for the period, and it's a common across all circulated grades. Mint State survivors, however, are rare. A large number of certified gems for 1867-S is, in all likelihood, the result of multiple submissions for the same specimen. The dies were run a long time, and worn peripheral elements, including the border denticles, are not unusual. In addition, the mintmark can be nearly worn away on some dies, and collectors are cautioned not to mistake such coins for the rarer 1867(P).

To date, 10 obverse dies have been identified, along with six reverses, and these were combined to create a dozen die marriages. All 1867-S half dollars carry the Very Small S that debuted the previous year. One die shows slight repunching of this letter, and another reveals doubling of the motto IN GOD WE TRUST (VP-001, WB-102).

Three collars have been identified, these having either 138, 139 or 140 reeds.

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Last Updated: 6/25/2019

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1867 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 82.00 110 125 275 350 440 620 810 1130 1540 2275 3750 6200 13250 27000 - - - -
$ - - - - 835 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 122
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1867 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1234111223410920175514-----122
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Total1234111223410920175514-----122
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1867 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base113520125538170575487499012711558186520872525340643615792810611784188553040936353
4615721929748972179491310841367166019392233281937244838656393321414122706323900
0000007949131084136716601939223328193724483865639332141412270600
00000083495111771462176320132379311240435315733510558164982655800
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 754
Owner: Heymikep
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 353
Owner: 123cents
 
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