Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,178,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.42 (3/26/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1871 S 50C MS obverse 1871 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Even though 2.1 million pieces were struck of the 1871-S half, it is an important condition rarity in the Seated half series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1871 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 32.00 48.00 55.00 75.00 175 265 315 350 490 650 850 1325 2200 3500 8400 16500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 128
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
3/24/2004 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Signature Sale #344, 344/Lot# 5835 $5,750.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1266 $977.50
5/10/2009 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2690, 2690/Lot# 1477 $299.00
8/11/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 10332 $184.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7105 $5,031.25
10/13/2011 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8550 $50.00
6/9/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 110609 $668.80
12/7/2014 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 221 $80.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11311942202885155638208659661303139315581949255532164694655710359165162655131940
441522032433645316498358991078133314481688215127753709531578241241119861283470
000000649835899107813331448168821512775370953157824124111986100
000000734850932119113631503181923532996420159369092144642320600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1949
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 966
Owner: ddr70
 
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