1846 Seated Liberty Half Dollars : Medium Date

Type 1 - No Motto

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia (No Mint Mark)

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 - Medium Date
There were two major varieties of the 1846 Seated Liberty Half Dollar in regards to the size and style of the numbers in the 1846 date. The variety depicted above is the "Medium Date" variety.

The Medium Date features smaller and shorter numbers whereas the Tall Date features taller and larger numbers. The easiest way to distinguish the two varieties is to note the number "4". The Medium "4" has the right-side and bottom serifs nearly touching each other while the Tall "4" has a nice gap between the serifs as depicted by the arrows in the example image below. The medium sized "8" sits lower than the rest of the numbers in the date - but the tall "8" lines up with all of the numbers. The medium "6" has a smaller gap in the upper portion within the "6" and a larger space on the bottom portion. The tall "6" however has a larger gap in the upper portion within the "6" and a smaller space on the bottom. Lastly: The medium "4" lines up vertically more towards the left side of the seated liberty portrait whereas the tall "4" is lined up more towards the right side. These features are depicted below in the example comparison image of the 1846 Medium Date vs Tall Date Seated Liberty Half Dollar:

1846 Medium Date vs Tall Date Seated Liberty Half Dollar - Difference and Comparison
Coin Value Chart: Typical Coin Prices, Values and Worth in USD based on Grade/Condition
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USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1846 Seated Liberty Half Dollar (Medium Date Variety) is Worth $89 in Average Condition and can be Worth $1,164 to $3,036 or more in Uncirculated (MS+) 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: $8.9493

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