Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 511,400
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.65 (2/12/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1865 50C MS obverse 1865 50C MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®


Click on a coin to see VarietyPlus details.

Description & Analysis

The 1865 half dollar started out with a mintage of 511,400 business strikes. Relatively few pieces are extant. Some of these are 'hoard' coins, as alluded to by Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert in their Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars: 'A hoard of 15 pieces was released about 8 months prior to the 1980 ANA sale. Another hoard of approximately 20 Uncirculated coins of this date was supposedly released by a dealer just prior to the 1987 ANA.'

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/16/2015

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1865 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 70.00 110 210 365 525 580 775 900 1150 1350 1800 3500 8950 19500 35000 - - -
$ - - 630 875 1000 - 1450 1950 4900 10000 25000 - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 77
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/30/2010 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2862, 2862/Lot# 1852 $690.00
9/4/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1263 $380.00
8/8/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21314 $270.25
11/2/2014 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10371 $200.00
4/22/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 7881 $705.00
6/4/2015 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7726 $1,116.25
6/4/2015 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7725 $763.75
10/28/2015 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98678 $8,225.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base183201272395642933990117312461477160917071843200923353238492375438428126431976924125
189225313477739952105111971323152116421752189821182636380057967838983315018212210
00000010511197132315211642175218982118263638005796783898331501800
000000111212221400156516741798195422262937436166708133112381739400
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3238
Owner: Darthvadeur
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

USA Coin Album: America's Coinage Abroad, Part Two

5/6/2010 — There's been little research done on the circulation of USA coins in other countries, so David W. Lange casts some light on this still-intriguing topic. Read on for part two.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer