Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 227,000
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.36g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.76 (5/3/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 50C MS obverse 1850 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1850 is an important condition rarity among early Seated Liberty Half Dollar issue, being far more difficult in all grades than its rather modest production of 227,000 pieces would suggest. Only a few dozen Mint State pieces are believed to survive and the quantity of Gems can probably be counted on one hand.

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1850 50C MS
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Base $ 235 340 525 725 850 1175 1350 1475 1750 2300 2750 4100 6500 26000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 90
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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9/22/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 4125 $868.25
10/24/2010 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2947, 2947/Lot# 1679 $1,610.00
1/30/2011 NGC AU 50   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1450 $483.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7036 $2,185.00
11/15/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1190/Lot# 33473 $15,275.00
11/2/2014 PCGS G 6   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10331 $325.00
1/7/2015 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10347 $822.50
5/12/2015 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98469 $117,500.00
10/4/2015 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131541/Lot# 23157 $470.00


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