Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.42 (9/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1882 50C PF obverse 1882 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The number of circulating half dollars fell to just 4,400 pieces in 1882, creating particularly great interest in the proofs of this date. Sales rose from 1881 to this year's total of 1,100. That figure does not reconcile completely with the number reportedly coined, which was 1,080. Walter Breen speculated that one of the coiner's quarterly reports was lacking in the archive, but this will be hard to prove so long after the fact.

The certified population of ordinary proof 1882 half dollars is a bit lower than for the years immediately preceding, but an answer may lie in the relatively high percentage of Cameo examples. Even several Ultra Cameo coins have been certified, suggesting that 1882 halves display better contrast between fields and devices than for most other dates.

Dies taken from the old reverse hub of 1866 were finally exhausted by this time, and all proof half dollars 1882-91 feature the Type 2 reverse adopted in 1876.

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Last Updated: 7/24/2020

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1882 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - 450 550 600 780 935 1390 1880 3700 5400 12000 17750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2325 - - - -
1882 50C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 775 1250 1625 2300 4350 6750 15000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1725 2600 4750 8500 19000 -
1882 50C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2300 4000 8500 11000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 309
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------11312164080381741--213
----------------11----2
---------------1-1----2
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Total---------11312164081391941--217
 ---------0%0%1%6%7%18%37%18%9%2%0%-- 
1882 50C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------261671716184---86
-----------------111--3
--------------1---1---2
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Total-----------2616817161961--91
 -----------2%7%18%9%19%18%21%7%1%-- 
1882 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------113311--10
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Total--------------113321--11
 --------------9%9%27%27%18%9%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1882 50C PF CA
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Base94998010131047108111151152118912261265130413441477184321792671356443616089643770229094
95999110241058109211271164120112391278131713881599195523432969383049376205663277130
0000001164120112391278131713881599195523432969383049376205663200
0000001177121412521291133114331721206725073266409555136321682700
1882 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1391143314761521156616121658170717561806185819102083226824643009414152435555588064288373
1405144714911536158116271674172317731823187519682145233326463386450853475663606370760
0000001674172317731823187519682145233326463386450853475663606300
0000001691174017891841189320252206239928273764487654515772624500
1882 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base79181884687590593696799910331066111012521393160920872540334539525367650971009188
800827856885915946978101010441081115712991465176822382808354744245748670677960
000000978101010441081115712991465176822382808354744245748670600
000000988102210551095120513461537192823893077375048956128690300
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 6632
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 6089
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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