Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,004,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.09 (9/25/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1870 S 50C MS obverse 1870 S 50C MS reverse


  
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1870 S 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 52
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1265 $4,025.00
1/23/2006 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 21360 $253.00
7/24/2011 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3106, 3106/Lot# 1535 $368.00
4/24/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 8399 $381.88
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5385 $3,055.00
8/5/2014 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7777 $822.50
9/7/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 175961 $70.00
11/2/2014 PCGS F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10384 $110.00
8/10/2016 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(3), 1238/Lot# 4751 $3,055.00


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