Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.54 (1/20/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1883 50C MS obverse 1883 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A single die marriage produced both the proofs and currency strikes of the 1883 half dollar, and these were matched with a 152-reed collar. This issue is fairly available in AU and MS grades, with a number of gems and a few certified as prooflike (PL). Worn examples are scarce but seen a little more often than subsequent dates through 1887.

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Last Updated: 6/27/2019

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1883 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 550 625 660 815 900 935 1000 1040 1080 1100 1330 1680 2000 4800 7800 24000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1400 - - 5350 8500 45000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 95
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
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: 1/14/2020 1883 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base12424344175-35721595---92
---------------1-1----2
-------------1----1---2
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Total12424344175-367225106---96
 1 %2 %4 %2 %4 %3 %4 %4 %1 %7 %5 %-3 %6 %7 %23 %5 %10 %6 %--- 
1883 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1--11-----3
---------------1------1
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Total------------1--21-----4
 ------------25 %--50 %25 %----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111602966103010721131117012061410158918243047351844155827783610734
1111120172398710441091114411821274146916672231320438174885649688020
00000072398710441091114411821274146916672231320438174885649600
000000844100810581111115711941342152917452639336141165356716600
1883 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base87994111661206135715051583155216091707173017991821192821062433363944997138525069699427
900101611791256140615311583157116421715175318061857198722152835392653797138582377880
0000001583157116421715175318061857198722152835392653797138582300
0000001583159016741722177618141892204723243237421262587138639600
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