1846 Seated Liberty Half Dollars : Horizontal 6

Type 1 - No Motto

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
Metal Composition: 90% Silver - 10% Copper

Diameter: 30.6 mm
Mass / Weight: 13.36 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1846 Seated Liberty Half Dollar - Horizontal 6 Error
One major error of the 1846 Seated Liberty Half Dollar features a "Horizontal 6" Repunched Date (RPD). This variety is very noticeable and easy to identify. This error was caused when the engraver punched the standard "184" into the die and mistakenly had the number "6" punch positioned 90 degrees off - which resulted in a horizontal "6". After noticing the error and mistake - the die was then positioned correctly and stamped over much of the underlying "6". Although parts of the underlying "6" is still very noticeable towards the left and bottom portions of the "6" as depicted by the arrows in the example image of the coin above.
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
$195$264$308$501$761$1,485$3,474$11,248-

The 1846 Seated Liberty Half Dollar (Horizontal 6 Variety) is worth $264 in average condition and can be worth $3,474 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $6.6183





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