Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,456,000
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $7.49 (4/24/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 O 50C MS obverse 1850 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

New Orleans Mint Half Dollar production in 1850 amounted to 2.4 million coins, and this issue is relatively common in circulated grades. Mint State survivors, on the other hand, are scarce to rare depending on their proximity to the Gem threshold.

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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1850 O 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 60.00 105 210 210 310 375 575 650 800 900 1100 1650 3750 13750 23500 - - - -
$ 230 350 425 640 725 850 1000 1200 1800 4250 14950 25850 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 85
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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7/21/2004 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1912, 1912/Lot# 1598 $742.50
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3979 $1,063.75
7/30/2008 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 8436 $373.75
4/26/2010 NGC VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 474, 480/Lot# 381 $109.25
6/1/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 8233 $983.25
1/3/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 11205 $862.50
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 122034 $44.11
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4140 $25,850.00
11/15/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34528 $587.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16389147163288409515648729840908958117313752401414160819923157642526140793
21711081522043284445596757668629241029124017172981478773611187018929304380
000000444559675766862924102912401717298147877361118701892900
000000479603702803885941110113072059356154348642138172209500
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 648
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 288
Owner: ddr70
 
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