- Year: 1878
- Mint Mark: S
- Type: Liberty Seated Half Dollar
- Price: $18897.00-$115000.00
- Face Value: 0.50 USD
- Produced: 12,000 **
- Edge: Reeded
- Silver Content: 90%
- Silver Weight: 0.3617 oz.
- Melt Value: $7.95
Notes: 1878 was the last year that the San Francisco mint ever issued the Liberty Seated Half Dollar.
How much is a 1878 S Seated Liberty Half Dollar worth?
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $18897.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $115,000 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1878, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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Are 1878 S Seated Liberty Half Dollars Silver?
Yes! Liberty Seated Half Dollar's produced in 1878 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain 0.3617 troy oz or 11.25 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.
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Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:
This coin in poor condition is still worth $18889.05 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $7.95, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a silver bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you will still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.
Current silver melt value* for a 1851 Seated Half Dollar is $7.95 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $21.99 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.
**When we say that 200, of these coins were produced or minted in 1878 this number doesn't always match the actual circulation count for this coin. The numbers come from the United States mint, and they don't reflect coins that have been melted, destroyed, or those that have never been released. Please keep that in mind.
***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.
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