Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,800
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.18 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 50C MS obverse 1879 50C MS reverse


  
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1879 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 450 510 530 625 790 815 835 850 900 990 1025 1150 1300 1700 3800 5200 15250 39000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 4500 8650 25000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 244
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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12/4/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0899, 899/Lot# 1396 $1,890.00
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1278 $603.75
11/25/2012 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 727, 736/Lot# 1163 $1,201.00
1/8/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4538 $3,172.50
8/5/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1208/Lot# 4469 $3,818.75
3/31/2015 PCGS MS 92   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33171 $793.13
  PCGS MS 65   Bonhams $3,276.00
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1223/Lot# 5042 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111663105111001131117712061221129113451600282833403853497865548792
11111221792106711101146118612111244130914302009299835114228550373000
000000792106711101146118612111244130914302009299835114228550300
000000921108311201161119612161267132715152418316936824603602800
1879 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base997106611101138120014101477146615311594164416681725180820722335363945266400876869619436
1020108111191159127014321477148815521611165216871753189621602770393551517189876877860
0000001477148815521611165216871753189621602770393551517189876800
0000001477150915731627166017061780198422473204423057757979876800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 7189
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
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