Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 795,300
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.13 (9/23/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1869 50C MS obverse 1869 50C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Throughout the various Seated Liberty series, from half dimes to silver dollars, there are a number of outright rarities, and many other condition rarities. The 1869 Seated half dollar falls in the latter category, with a mintage of just 795,300 coins.

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Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1869 50C MS
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Base $ 37.00 55.00 65.00 90.00 190 300 335 430 510 615 725 1075 1700 3700 7500 56500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 139
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/7/1995 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1995 October Long Beach Signature Sale #144, 144/Lot# 5981 $1,567.50
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 238 $661.00
9/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4023 $3,450.00
8/5/2012 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3323, 3323/Lot# 1727 $230.00
7/6/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 182608 $288.00
10/10/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15243 $329.00
12/7/2014 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 219 $110.00
8/28/2016 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131636/Lot# 21201 $65.00


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