Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,528,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.27 (9/19/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1876 S 50C MS obverse 1876 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint struck over 4.5 million mint state Seated Liberty half dollars in 1876. Many of those made it into circulation. making this issue very common in the circulated grades. However, it becomes much less common in mint state, and is downright rare in gem or above.



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Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1876 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 32.00 48.00 55.00 70.00 135 220 275 325 410 475 550 690 910 1650 4550 10750 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 237
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/19/2000 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1261, 1261/Lot# 1529 $141.70
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 963 $489.00
11/3/2013 PCGS VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 776, 785/Lot# 493 $60.00
3/23/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 180229 $159.50
6/16/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20394 $162.15
8/10/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131433/Lot# 25062 $141.00
2/15/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131508/Lot# 27561 $158.63
7/9/2015 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1222/Lot# 7475 $117.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11311942202724504896536957749491103121913631594216136395212381776701175118218
441522032373314635446677218321000114212671440178326544163521251019030139070
000000544667721832100011421267144017832654416352125101903000
0000005986817488911052118013151517197231464688521263861039100
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5212
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1363
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
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