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: $8.94 (10/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1884 50C MS obverse 1884 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The low mintage of this issue makes it a bit more scarce than most others in the 1879-90 period. This applies mostly to worn coins, as the there exists a disproportionately high number of Mint State survivors. These include a number of gems and a few certified as PL (prooflike).

A single die marriage was used for the currency strikes, and its obverse shows very slightly repunching of numeral 4 at its base. Two different collars were employed, these having either 152 or 153 reeds. The Wiley-Bugert book does not specify whether these are seen on both proofs and currency strikes or are each unique to one edition.

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Last Updated: 6/27/2019

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1884 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 91
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 10/20/2020 1884 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-13-213122111481920127---88
---------------1111---4
--------------211-1---5
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Total-13-2131221114102122139---97
 -1%3%-2%1%3%1%2%2%1%1%1%4%10%22%23%13%9%--- 
1884 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1-1-1----3
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Total-------------1-1-1----3
 -------------33%-33%-33%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111627100110641107116712061243141015891824296834314241553773669984
11111209751102210781127118012181298146916672205312237014673614682380
000000751102210781127118012181298146916672205312237014673614600
000000876104310921147119312301354152917452586327639715105675600
1884 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111712331309135114881558153115731658173017991949200924482885367544316820504766198846
373115612581323139715111558154516011682175318491969215525943148392752276820557173610
0000001558154516011682175318491969215525943148392752276820557100
0000001558155916301706177618991989230227393412417960246820609500
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