Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,418,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.15 (11/15/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1876 50C MS obverse 1876 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue had the largest mintage of any in the Seated Liberty Half Dollar series, and it is very common across all grades. There are a number of gem survivors for both the date and type collector. Most 1876(P) halves were well made, though some will show a bit of weakness at Liberty's head and the eagle's right leg and claw.

Some 14 die marriages were cataloged by Wiley and Bugert from an equal number of obverse and reverse dies. Given this issue's high production, more will undoubtedly be found. Three collars are known, these having either 144, 155 or 156 reeds.

A slightly modified reverse hub was introduced this year, and dies taken from either old and new hubs were used for 1876(P) half dollars. Coins having the Type 2 reverse, with the lower branch bud closed, are slightly more scarce, but the difference is not great enough to command a premium. Several repunched date (RPD) and misplaced date (MPD) varieties are known, and the better ones will be attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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1876 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 60.00 75.00 80.00 150 230 260 300 370 435 485 600 915 1450 3800 7200 16000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 700 950 1850 4800 8500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 490
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1876 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base610121040283717364252239475140132----484
--------------2---1---3
-------------11-------2
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Total6101210402837173642522394854401321---489
 1 %2 %2 %2 %8 %6 %8 %3 %7 %9 %11 %0 %8 %10 %11 %8 %3 %0 %0 %--- 
1876 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------222------6
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Total-------------222------6
 -------------33 %33 %33 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2588 $1,150.00
2/10/2010 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2810, 2810/Lot# 1381 $632.50
5/29/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131123/Lot# 28763 $138.00
8/18/2013 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 49 $485.00
12/17/2013 NGC MS 69   Champion Hong Kong Champion Winter Online, 164/Lot# 99 $130.31
12/22/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 159641 $100.00
1/25/2015 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131505/Lot# 22308 $129.25
7/21/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32099 $199.75
8/29/2018 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131836/Lot# 21442 $216.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37298163179288401500604670758815856966117716002941343173821177611
26801191682153254345346266997778288921036131820473104474888461177610
0000004345346266997778288921036131820473104474888461177600
00000046756964872879684292911061459249432676065103111177600
1876 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11311942202724374635976747359251066117313631558216136014656632489981397821946
441522032373274465086236947989721102123614281759264139535212721510658166340
000000508623694798972110212361428175926413953521272151065800
0000005526487158621019113713001493196031214304576881071231800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 7215
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 4656
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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