1856 50c Half Dollar ANACS AU50


Product Details

This coin is graded by ANACS but has tremendous detail. A devices are sharp and very well struck.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains .3868 oz of Silver.
  • Comes in protective packaging.
  • Mintage of 938,000 coins spread among 3 distinct varieties. This particular coin is the no mint mark variation.
  • Designed by Christian Gobrecht.
  • Obverse: Features Lady Liberty seated with a shield with “Liberty” on it.
  • Reverse: Depicts an eagle with a shield on its chest holding an olive branch and a cluster of arrows.
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  • Product ID: 7165897
  • Year: 1856
  • Type: Seated Liberty
  • Grade: AU50
  • Grade Service: ANACS
  • Denomination:$0.50
  • Mint Mark:P – Philadelphia
  • Metal Content:0.3868 troy oz
  • Purity: .8924
  • Thickness:2.15 mm
  • Diameter:30.6 mm

G-4 Good- Scant Rim. LIBERTY on shield worn off. Date and letters legible.

VG-8 Very Good- Rim fairly defined. Some letter in LIBERTY evident.

F-12 Fine– LIBERTY complete, but weak.

VFVery Fine– LIBERTY mostly sharp.

EF-20 Extremely Fine- LIBERTY entirely sharp. Scroll edges and clasp distinct.

AU-50 About Uncirculated- Slight trace of wear on Liberty’s breast and knees, and on eagle’s head, claws, and wing tops.

MS-60 Uncirculated- No Trace of wear. Light blemishes.

MS-63 Choice Uncirculated- Some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prim focal areas. Impaired luster possible.