Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,328,000
Catalog: KM-79
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.40 (7/30/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS obverse 1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1853-O Arrows and Rays is far scarcer than its P-mint counterpart in circulated grades. The gap between these two issues widens even more above the Mint State threshold.

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1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 48.00 58.00 88.00 175 390 390 825 975 1350 1950 2900 3450 3850 7500 13000 50000 - - - - -
$ 430 900 1050 1450 2150 3200 3750 4350 8500 14500 60000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 186
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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8/9/2004 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #10, 14/Lot# 170 $920.00
3/24/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #368, 368/Lot# 5738 $6,325.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1473 $1,840.00
1/5/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 11017 $299.00
1/29/2012 NGC PR 1   Teletrade Auction 3215, 3215/Lot# 1852 $475.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3299 $747.50
5/6/2012 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131220/Lot# 26172 $184.00
2/9/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 165018 $7,425.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base181981633366539611206163418652161233525252910338646946545137142175534815561541
278611922044175510421348171119632219239826533068382253118934163942610841928561540
0000001042134817111963221923982653306838225311893416394261084192800
00000011241491178820622277246127813227425859281132419074304614904100
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 1634
Owner: G & R coins
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 796
Owner: busthalf
 
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