- USA Coin Book
- Half Dollars
- Seated Liberty
- 1846-P : Horizontal 6
1846 Seated Liberty Half Dollars : Horizontal 6
Type 1 - No Motto
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.):
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.
The 1846 Seated Liberty Half Dollar (Horizontal 6 Variety) is worth $263 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: $6.4520
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