Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,400
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.32 (9/26/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1882 50C MS obverse 1882 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of half dollars in 1882 receded significantly from the previous year, yet this issue is not measurably more scarce. Mint State coins are plentiful in relation to the overall production, and both PL and DPL coins have been certified. With such a low mintage, the dies lost only a little of their original brilliance, and most survivors have reflective fields to some degree. Worn coins are scarce but have been certified across a broad range of grades.

A single pair of dies is known for the currency strikes. While some references cite both the old (1866-77) and new (1876-91) reverse hubs as existing for some dates in the early 1880s, it appears to be only proofs that were struck using older dies. Since the line between proofs and deeply reflective currency pieces is often blurred, such confusion was inevitable.

All 1882 half dollar have 156 edge reeds.

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Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1882 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 76
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1882 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--4142221261246138251--66
----------------1-2---3
---------------2--1---3
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Total--4142221261246159281--72
 --6%1%6%3%3%3%1%3%8%1%3%6%8%21%13%3%11%1%-- 
1882 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------11211-11---8
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---------------1------1
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Total-----------11212-11---9
 -----------11%11%22%11%22%-11%11%--- 
1882 50C MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1--1----2
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Total--------------1--1----2
 --------------50%--50%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1882 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111461221114721697111799182818471931201220552178251939304674656711009111144
38311711221491154716971600180918341875195820262096229229894178530580481100937150
0000001600180918341875195820262096229229894178530580481100900
00000011200181818411903198520412137240534604426593695281100900
1882 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base101110811152125213931609168316341707173517531834191119532072240137654485632410653788010785
10341105118512991465163416831658171617411780186019251993218228564005509877671065388480
00000016831658171617411780186019251993218228564005509877671065300
00000016831683172617471807188519392032229133104245571192101065300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1735
Owner: vpitman
 
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