Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 795,300
Catalog: KM-99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.48 (2/10/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1869 50C MS obverse 1869 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Throughout the various Seated Liberty series, from half dimes to silver dollars, there are a number of outright rarities, and many other condition rarities. The 1869 Seated half dollar falls in the latter category, with a mintage of just 795,300 coins.

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Last Updated: 9/16/2015

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1869 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 32.00 48.00 55.00 75.00 170 280 325 425 475 625 960 1750 3600 8000 56500 - - - -
$ - - 350 460 525 - 1050 2000 3900 17650 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 131
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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6/6/2010 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2866, 2866/Lot# 1709 $92.00
9/4/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1266 $322.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7203 $451.20
7/6/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 182608 $288.00
8/31/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131436/Lot# 23655 $129.25
12/7/2014 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 219 $110.00
1/18/2015 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131504/Lot# 27343 $129.25
10/11/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131542/Lot# 25533 $117.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base113119422028855159778386510281103122613031668230232814694100128972141322247027248
4415220324337656665981091910531144125214251879262837526467100121069216911240630
0000006598109191053114412521425187926283752646710012106921691100
0000007218389741078118512771546209129554223823910012124121969100
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 695
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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