Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 930
Catalog: KM-A99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.96 (10/1/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1885 50C PF obverse 1885 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The total coinage of proof and business strike half dollars was just 6,130 pieces, scant even by the standards of the limited-mintage 1878-1890 era.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/9/2016

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1885 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 600 735 950 1325 1950 3750 5200 12000 30000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 5900 - -
1885 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1250 1600 2300 4200 6500 13000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2500 4600 7000 15500 -
1885 50C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3000 6000 11750 26000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 7000 15500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 290
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
8/26/2007 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2413, 2413/Lot# 1422 $1,568.00
11/20/2008 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 302, 308/Lot# 8956 $4,312.50
1/30/2011 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1464 $1,495.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1761 $1,437.50
2/16/2014 NGC PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 142285 $3,429.80
8/5/2014 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1208/Lot# 5586 $9,987.50
8/5/2014 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1208/Lot# 4489 $1,410.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8799089409711004103610701104114111771214125213811599208725103365395260078200889911354
889919950982101510471081111611531189122712951454176222282795356146376738843397170
0000001081111611531189122712951454176222282795356146376738843300
0000001093112911651202123913381526192423693080375653227469866600
1885 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1100113411711208124612851325136614061450149315381686184321792643354537784023428047146272
1111114611831221125912981339137914211464150815871738195523342944362338604109442552330
0000001339137914211464150815871738195523342944362338604109442500
0000001352139314351479152316371791206724883244370039414194456900
1885 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16731722177118221873192619802034209121472206226624612670289231264141561074317834851010887
1689173817881839189119441998205321102167222623312531274429703464463162177565805993020
0000001998205321102167222623312531274429703464463162177565805900
0000002016207221282186224623962600281830483803512068247700828500
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Grade: PF 67 UC
Points: 7431
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 5922
Owner: Zakmar
 
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