Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 590
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.37 (10/17/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1890 50C PF obverse 1890 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint only struck 590 proof Seated Liberty half dollars in 1890. Most tend to come with little to no cameo contrast. However, NGC has graded 11 so far with the ultra cameo designation. (10/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1890 50C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 600 780 935 1280 1840 3750 5200 8600 28500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1550 2275 4200 5650 - -
1890 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1250 1650 2250 4700 8500 16750 40000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2550 5250 - - -
1890 50C PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1750 3250 6450 10000 26500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1900 - 8000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 211
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1890 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------4134043311981--159
------------------1---1
--------------1-------1
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Total------------4134143311991--161
 ------------2 %8 %25 %27 %19 %12 %6 %1 %-- 
1890 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------13771256---41
-----------------12---3
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Total------------13771268---44
 ------------2 %7 %16 %16 %27 %14 %18 %--- 
1890 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------3341--11
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--------------1-------1
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Total--------------1-3341--12
 --------------8 %-25 %25 %33 %8 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/19/2005 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1725 $9,775.00
1/7/2009 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 2921 $2,645.00
4/30/2009 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 367, 373/Lot# 5754 $8,625.00
4/27/2011 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1154/Lot# 5191 $17,250.00
12/11/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3187, 3187/Lot# 2396 $2,760.00
6/22/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 170044 $495.00
10/30/2014 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4276 $3,525.00
7/7/2016 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(2), 1237/Lot# 3880 $7,050.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1100113411711208124612851325136614061450149315381686184322332643358347565046534958607680
1111114611831221125912981339137914211464150815871738197323702956397448535147551964670
0000001339137914211464150815871738197323702956397448535147551900
0000001352139314351479152316371791210325063270436549495248569000
1890 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1391143314761521156616121658170717561806185819102083226824641414154665787612366878687
1405144714911536158116271674172317731823187519682145233324641381458355735899631173540
0000001674172317731823187519682145233324641381458355735899631100
0000001691174017891841189320252206239924642761502456806011649900
1890 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8799089409711004103610701104114111771214125213691599212425103406395256107808848310854
889919950982101510471081111611531189122712911446177422532809358845056343803392730
0000001081111611531189122712911446177422532809358845056343803300
0000001093112911651202123913301522194923813107377050577075825800
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Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 6123
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 UC
Points: 5787
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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