Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 510
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.46 (9/20/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1877 50C PF obverse 1877 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though Walter Breen reported two proof 1877 half dollars featuring the old reverse hub of 1866-76, these appear to be doubtful. The new reverse having a closed bud on the underside of the olive branch is the standard reverse for this issue.

The figure of just 510 proofs seems rather low for the period, but there is no evidence to suggest that more were minted and sold. Gems are very scarce. Cameo pieces are available, but they, too, typically fall short of the PF-65 level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1877 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 600 780 935 1470 2250 4150 9000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2475 4650 - - -
1877 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1750 2500 7300 14500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1850 3750 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 170
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1877 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------19214843125----139
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---------------1------1
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Total-----------19214844125----140
 -----------1 %6 %15 %34 %31 %9 %4 %---- 
1877 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------91174----31
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Total--------------91174----31
 --------------29 %35 %23 %13 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/4/1997 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1997 October Seattle Bullet #174, 174/Lot# 282 $742.50
11/8/2007 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 193, 199/Lot# 5110 $1,552.50
5/25/2008 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2533, 2533/Lot# 1673 $2,408.00
1/31/2010 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 1088 $1,322.50
4/27/2011 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1154/Lot# 5177 $10,925.00
1/3/2012 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(2), 1166/Lot# 3622 $1,092.50
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1748 $3,795.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5772 $4,993.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1451149515391584163116791727177618271879193119852163235425553238554459226263661872169328
1466151015541600164716951743179318441896194920442227242127834007567060366381681779200
0000001743179318441896194920442227242127834007567060366381681700
0000001760181018621914196721042290248830104775579661496500701700
1877 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base157216181665171317621813186519171971202520822138232625272739345758686263661871041123316361
15871634168117291779183018821935198920442101220123932598297842616000638167808480129420
0000001882193519892044210122012393259829784261600063816780848000
0000001900195320072063211922632460266832185064613165006942985700
1877 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base879908940971100410361070110411411177121412521381159920872570356449355233554460697935
889919950982101510471081111611531189122712951454176222482901402150345337571966910
0000001081111611531189122712951454176222482901402150345337571900
0000001093112911651202123913381526192424093233447851345440589400
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Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 5544
Owner: First Strike Society
 
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