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1859 50 Cents Type 1 Reverse, WB-1

1859 50 Cents Type 1 Reverse, WB-1

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 226493)

The 1859 50 Cents is part of a series of Liberty Seated half dollar coins struck from 1839-1866. The specific variety is Type 1 Reverse. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 90% silver; 10% copper from a mintage of 747,200 struck.
Obverse: Lady liberty is seated on a rock bearing a shield with the word LIBERTY. 13 Stars frame the periphery with the date at the bottom middle under the rock.
Reverse: The heraldic eagle is centered in the design with the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and HALF DOL. around the periphery.

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GSID: 226493
Coin Date: 1859
Denomination: 50c / 50 Cents
Designation: MS
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 747,200
Coinage Type: Liberty Seated half dollar
Coinage Years: 1839-1866
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Variety: Type 1 Reverse
Variety 2: WB-1
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Fineness: 0.9
Weight: 12.44 gr
Weight: 0.36169 oz
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Obverse Lettering: LIBERTY, 1859
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
PCGS #: 572128

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