Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.52 (9/20/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1868 50C PF obverse 1868 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Modest proof sales continued throughout this decade, and the number sold is fairly reflective of the hobby's overall size. Of course, some proof coins were acquired as souvenirs by persons touring the Philadelphia Mint, but these likely accounted for no more than a few dozen pieces each year.

Two die pairs are known for 1868 proof half dollars.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1868 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 600 750 990 1250 1930 4250 7600 14250 53500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2350 - - - -
1868 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1750 2850 6300 23000 44000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1900 3100 - 24500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 154
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1868 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2361634412471---134
-----------------2----2
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Total----------2361634412491---136
 ----------1 %2 %4 %12 %25 %30 %18 %7 %1 %--- 
1868 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------4113-----18
----------------231---6
-----------------2----2
-----------------1----1
Total--------------411561---27
 --------------15 %41 %19 %22 %4 %--- 
1868 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------------2---2
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Total------------------2---2
 ------------------100 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/24/2003 NGC PF 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 561 $2,645.00
4/14/2010 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 2838, 2838/Lot# 1778 $1,322.50
4/27/2011 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1154/Lot# 5165 $17,250.00
10/13/2011 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(1), 1160/Lot# 3775 $661.25
2/28/2012 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3324 $5,175.00
2/23/2014 PCGS PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 167149 $1,584.00
11/2/2017 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1261/Lot# 16766 $6,600.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12851325136614081451149415391583163016781726177619402115230229104048661686449094984812487
12981339138014221465150915541599164616941743183119982177250532894904729287949345107280
0000001554159916461694174318311998217725053289490472928794934500
0000001568161416621710175918852057224027073669576079688944959700
1868 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base139614381482152615711618166417131762181218641916209022752472311343066986909495611034313077
14101453149715411587163316801729177918291881197421522341268635115199768992509822112540
0000001680172917791829188119742152234126863511519976899250982200
00000016971746179518471899203222132406289939086093839194051008200
1868 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base941972100510371072110711421178121612551294133314211658210625403730429059658428914111643
95198310161049108411191154119112291268130713621500180722512937391748486786866699750
0000001154119112291268130713621500180722512937391748486786866600
0000001166120312421281132013921579195723953333410354077607890300
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 8794
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 8644
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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