Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 394,000
Catalog: KM-107
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.29 (5/5/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1874 S ARROWS 50C MS obverse 1874 S ARROWS 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While a small west coast bank hoard accounts for the availability of Mint State 1874-S quarters today, fate was not as kind to the 1874-S half dollar. A heavily circulated issue, Mint State examples are not easy to locate with any regularity. An important type coin that owes its existence to the despised Mint Act of 1873.

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Last Updated: 9/17/2015

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1874 S ARROWS 50C MS
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Base $ 50.00 60.00 100.00 265 475 780 875 1050 1675 2200 2600 3900 6000 25000 49000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 53
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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8/7/1996 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0865, 865/Lot# 1421 $545.00
8/8/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 843 $3,881.25
11/7/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1161/Lot# 3425 $1,610.00
2/22/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1439 $881.25
6/5/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 8223 $705.00
6/9/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 110687 $715.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2193 $4,112.50
11/2/2014 PCGS G 4   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10398 $65.00


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