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1848 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
6260
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
580,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 600 R-5.8 27 / 66 TIE 48 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 45 R-8.6 31 / 66 50 / 126
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 22 / 66 TIE 41 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 45
65 or Better 5
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-8.6
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 27 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 66
65 or Better 22 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 48 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 50 / 126
65 or Better 41 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Bill Nagle, sold privately in 2/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30494, $12,925

1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS64+ PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Bill Nagle, sold privately in 2/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30494, $12,925

#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS64+ PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1848 Seated Liberty Half Dollar is a scarcer date. Collectors should not be too picky when trying to find this coin, as not too many graded examples appear often. Even in circulated grades, this coin is not always easy to find. In Uncirculated condition, this issue is very scarce and tough to locate. Examples in MS64 are considered condition census material and in MS65 or higher, they are very rare.