Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 875
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.32 (9/25/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1884 50C PF obverse 1884 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

With the end of proof-only trade dollars (at least for public sale), speculative interest in proof sets declined a bit for this year through the end of the Seated Liberty series.

Two die marriages are known for this date, but collectors care little for their individual rarities. Overall, this date is noticeably scarcer than for the several years preceding it. Since collectors took greater care of the proofs made during the low-mintage currency years of 1879-91, there are a fair number of gems. Certified Cameo proofs are likewise available, but in much smaller numbers.

As was the norm most 1884 proof half dollars were coined during the first quarter of the year, some 590 in fact. Additional deliveries occurred in the second (240) and fourth (114) quarters. With 875 silver proof sets placed, this left 69 redundant examples that were melted after the end of the calendar year.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/18/2020

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1884 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 550 600 780 935 1390 1880 3800 5200 12000 47500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2275 - - - -
1884 50C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 775 1250 1600 2300 4200 6025 7500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2500 - 7000 - -
1884 50C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6500 - 10500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 230
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1884 50C PF
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Base----------171121376932126---196
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Total----------171121376932146---198
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1884 50C PF CA
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Base------------2-114845---34
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Total------------2-114845---34
 ------------6%-3%41%24%12%15%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 50C PF CA
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Base94998010131047108111151152118912261265130413441477184321612643356444314706499454807216
95999110241058109211271164120112391278131713881599194923222950385345234802515660590
0000001164120112391278131713881599194923222950385345234802515600
0000001177121412521291133114331721205524823257414246144898531800
1884 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2323238524482512257726442712278128522924299730723317357738524141440346774964526357687568
2344240624692534259926672735280528762948302231543404366939484228449447735064543163680
0000002735280528762948302231543404366939484228449447735064543100
0000002758282829002973304732353490376040454316458648685163560000
1884 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76279181884687590593696799910331066125213691594206825103324395256569046979712427
772800827856885915946978101010441128129114441752221527813533452067869296106740
00000094697810101044112812911444175222152781353345206786929600
00000095798810221055119013301519191023633053374350887916954700
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 4706
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 4706
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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