Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,400
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.41 (9/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1880 50C MS obverse 1880 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This date was struck only to extent needed to satisfy the demand from coin collectors and gift givers. It's production was higher than in 1879, as speculative interest grew in such limited edition half dollars. Mint State survivors are plentiful in relation to the number coined, with numerous gems available to collectors. Worn examples are actually more elusive.

Wiley and Bugert identified two die marriages for the 1880 currency strike half dollar. All coins of this issue are from a single collar having 152 reeds.

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Last Updated: 5/8/2020

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1880 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 340 490 540 700 925 940 975 1080 1150 1180 1180 1200 1650 2075 4200 6000 18200 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2150 4800 8250 - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 104
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1880 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1211442-255115151810106---93
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Total1211442-255115151910116---95
 1%2%1%1%4%4%2%-2%5%5%1%1%5%16%20%11%12%6%--- 
1880 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1212131---11
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Total------------1212141---12
 ------------8%17%8%17%8%33%8%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base147752759767472581189197110211092113811521219127116292807328142905464738710171
1594935506226917538379179871044110711421174123613902021296536174681610583150
0000008379179871044110711421174123613902021296536174681610500
00000086494410041068112211471196125315092414312339535072674600
1880 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base831891103610811206142114881455148815211673170717531808194923853620440363245464738710171
85193910511123127814431488146614991572168417221771185520942797388150436324610583150
0000001488146614991572168417221771185520942797388150436324610500
0000001488147715101622169617381790190222403208414256846324674600
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Grade: AU Details
Points: 728
Owner: 123cents
 
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