Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 12,001
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.21 (11/24/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 50C MS obverse 1888 50C MS reverse


  
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Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1888 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 415 500 535 690 780 850 900 935 950 1100 1150 1425 1550 1900 4300 6800 17000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 4950 9150 19000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 125
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
5/30/2005 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 253 $1,380.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 956 $833.75
2/9/2006 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 February Long Beach Signature Auction #400, 400/Lot# 1311 $1,035.00
7/18/2010 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2890, 2890/Lot# 2116 $1,322.50
9/23/2013 PCGS MS 66   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20992/Lot# 2047 $7,020.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1208/Lot# 4470 $3,525.00
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15271 $648.60
12/3/2015 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1227/Lot# 7621 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111602966103010721131117011921312153117842913338641915501735710023
1111120172398710441091114411771232138516152160307036544627611982450
00000072398710441091114411771232138516152160307036544627611900
000000844100810581111115711841272145816992536322839225064673800
1888 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base91097410811166128414441505147715211547158316391707169719072179354545126209527570879699
931101011091205133714641505149215301559160216621707176719982634386750786209587979580
0000001505149215301559160216621707176719982634386750786209587900
0000001505150615381571162016841707183720883090419056436209648300
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