Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 700
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.55 (9/21/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1875 50C PF obverse 1875 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

There were two deliveries of silver proof coins (from the coiner to the treasurer) in 1875, the first including 100 sets leftover from 1874. The remaining 400 sets delivered at the end of the first quarter were dated 1875, with another 200 sets coming in the third quarter, for a total production of 700 1875 proof sets. Of course, the minor coins were produced in excess of these figures, as they were frequently sought individually, while the number of gold proofs remained quite small.

Walter Breen noted two die marriages for the 1875 proof half dollar. Both reveal some minor flaws, as was typical of that decade. Even so, there are more gems than found for most previous dates, though the number of Cameo proofs certified is quite small.

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1875 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 600 780 935 1470 1910 3900 6500 14000 28500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1600 - 4450 - - -
1875 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1750 2550 4150 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 145
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1875 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------13916253925762--133
---------------1------1
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Total----------13916254025762--134
 ----------1 %2 %7 %12 %19 %30 %19 %5 %4 %1 %-- 
1875 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------4-5-3----12
--------------2-------2
---------------2------2
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Total-------------427-3----16
 -------------25 %13 %44 %-19 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/18/1998 PCGS PF 61   Heritage Auctions 1998 Mid-Winter ANA Bullet Sale #183, 183/Lot# 315 $418.00
5/4/2005 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 7219 $2,645.00
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 62   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2788 $891.25
1/8/2009 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 319, 325/Lot# 5762 $1,322.50
11/22/2009 PCGS PF 62   Teletrade Auction 2774, 2774/Lot# 2182 $747.50
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2194 $8,812.50
11/10/2015 PCGS PF 62   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 26080 $646.25
2/22/2018 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1272/Lot# 4841 $2,760.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1264130313431384142614691513155816041651169917481910208322682727363938774126438848306416
1277131613571398144014841528157316201667171518021968214524213031371839604213453553590
0000001528157316201667171518021968214524213031371839604213453500
0000001543158916351683173218562025220625743335379840434301468300
1875 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base137314151457150115451592163816861734178418351887205822412436292038774361565672101093115900
13871429147215161561160716541702175118011852194421192306259732394038479361748450125870
0000001654170217511801185219442119230625973239403847936174845000
0000001670171817671818187020012180237127593558420052246692969100
1875 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8799089409711004103610701104114111771214125213691609202925253447401659227808848310854
889919950982101510471081111611531189122712911449174921942832363746516551803392730
0000001081111611531189122712911449174921942832363746516551803300
0000001093112911651202123913301529188923603140382652877179825800
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 3877
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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