Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,178,000
Catalog: KM-99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.41 (2/8/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 S 50C MS obverse 1871 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Even though 2.1 million pieces were struck of the 1871-S half, it is an important condition rarity in the Seated half series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/16/2015

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1871 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 32.00 48.00 55.00 75.00 155 300 325 385 625 850 1275 2150 3450 8000 15500 - - - -
$ 175 - 350 420 675 - 1400 2350 3750 8800 17000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 117
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 239 $805.00
7/31/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 1629 $1,437.50
7/12/2010 NGC VF 25   Teletrade Auction 2887, 2887/Lot# 1408 $74.75
8/15/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7105 $5,031.25
5/30/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 8916 $299.00
2/24/2013 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 96237 $99.00
10/27/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131345/Lot# 22279 $135.13
11/15/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34593 $528.75
12/7/2014 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 221 $80.00
12/28/2014 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131501/Lot# 21362 $305.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11311942202885155638208659661303139315581949255532164694655710359165162655131940
441522032433645316498358991078133314481688215127753709531578241241119861283470
000000649835899107813331448168821512775370953157824124111986100
000000734850932119113631503181923532996420159369092144642320600
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 966
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 925
Owner: CBC
 
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