Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 62,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.28 (11/18/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 CC 50C MS obverse 1878 CC 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In order to keep up with the provisions of the Bland-Allison Act, the United States Mint had to greatly lower production of denominations other than silver dollars in 1878. In fact, the Carson City Mint struck a mere 62,000 Seated Liberty half dollars that year, which is a far cry from the 1.4 million struck the year before at the same mint. While this issue is still extremely rare, NGC has certified nearly four times as many 1878-CC halves than the San Francisco issue of the same date.

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1878 CC 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1275 1500 2550 3000 4100 6300 7200 8650 12500 13750 14750 17000 22500 37500 70000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 52
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66


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6/2/2005 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376, 376/Lot# 6283 $4,887.50
10/26/2008 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2603, 2603/Lot# 1671 $948.75
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3155 $11,040.00
8/8/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 3926 $5,581.25
9/25/2013 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3865 $2,350.00
6/4/2014 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1206/Lot# 3951 $1,057.50
9/7/2016 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1239/Lot# 4107 $1,645.00
1/4/2017 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(2), 1251/Lot# 4389 $8,240.28


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 50C MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366175320872727300934063564429045124817546657476048640071388515109191492021332310044576353754
82818642300282131413459380643644614503355605847616566467597931612253170572455635924484270
00000038064364461450335560584761656646759793161225317057245563592400
000000404844384715525056535948628368928056101181358619195277804084300
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Grade: VG Details
Points: 1044
Owner: Kenneth Forsythe
 
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