Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,834,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.73 (7/11/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 O 50C MS obverse 1859 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Among New Orleans Mint Half Dollar issues and other higher production issues of the No Motto design type, the 1859-O is looked upon as being comparatively obtainable in Uncirculated grades within the context of the series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1859 O 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 58.00 85.00 150 150 260 330 375 475 550 650 1050 2050 2750 7500 24000 45000 - - -
$ 165 285 360 410 525 600 725 1250 2250 3000 8500 26500 50000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 203
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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1/17/2001 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1397, 1397/Lot# 1303 $185.30
8/5/2007 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67082, 67082/Lot# 23264 $74.75
11/3/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 2029 $5,813.25
10/30/2011 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/30/2011, 142/Lot# 22576 $176.00
3/25/2012 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131214/Lot# 24399 $126.50
8/2/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 8402 $223.25
6/30/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131328/Lot# 28823 $82.00
4/6/2014 NGC   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 798, 807/Lot# 816 $525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16389147163288409515627695789847908106613752197404855639224145982331337531
2171108152204328444552649726808867960116916492814455367831101517503280520
00000044455264972680886796011691649281445536783110151750300
000000479589672757827887101312721923343150588003128062040800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4553
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1375
Owner: ddr70
 
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