Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 200,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.16 (9/22/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 50C MS obverse 1891 50C MS reverse


  
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1891 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 60.00 80.00 110 155 240 300 360 425 550 600 650 775 1225 1700 4300 7250 27500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 900 1350 1850 4750 8250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 173
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Price
8/17/2004 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24084, 24084/Lot# 13535 $471.50
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1291 $632.50
2/11/2009 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2652, 2652/Lot# 1658 $80.50
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1181/Lot# 10575 $1,527.50
6/9/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131325/Lot# 23208 $198.58
4/27/2014 NGC MS 69   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 180399 $330.00
7/11/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6151 $152.75
10/27/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98524 $7,050.00
11/2/2014 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10419 $287.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base122028839550264268482087499011731271133314501843223336204630884975051115316810
7424332443154965672983891310511206129213721581197326953957603688498721130390
0000007298389131051120612921372158119732695395760368849872100
0000007758569511112123813121411171221033158429374438849993700
1891 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111113305656847588589219661131125716762828334045666362902213011
1111111040860470879187993610211173139620602998374851647248103510
0000004086047087918799361021117313962060299837485164724800
0000004866447338249009511076121515362444316941575763813500
1891 50C MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111111123451412048397049111
111111111111178223451374436055767049110
000000111111178223451374436055767049100
0000001111111156423452747459963127049100
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