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: $6.51 (2/21/2017)
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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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: 226
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/17/2008 NGC MS 60   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 239, 245/Lot# 8007 $438.01
3/28/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 2085 $3,737.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7127 $632.50
9/4/2011 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1276 $230.00
5/6/2013 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3429, 3429/Lot# 1673 $600.00
4/27/2014 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 189364 $183.70
10/12/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131442/Lot# 25233 $99.88
10/27/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98519 $8,225.00


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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