Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,290,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.42 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 O 50C MS obverse 1860 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As an issue, the 1860-O (1.2 million pieces produced) is not particularly rare in Mint State. (Wiley and Bugert, 1993, assign the date a Low R.4 rating in all MS grades.) In Gem, however, the '60-O is conditionally rare.

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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1860 O 50C MS
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Base $ 33.00 50.00 60.00 95.00 190 190 265 335 400 500 565 650 1050 1375 2600 5750 14750 - - - -
$ 215 290 365 440 550 630 725 1150 1500 2900 6250 16000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 225
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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3/21/2001 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1419, 1419/Lot# 1363 $141.70
9/17/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 2207 $2,185.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24697 $348.98
3/24/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 100591 $298.10
8/30/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4570 $475.88
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1487 $11,500.00
12/5/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4818 $1,762.50
5/4/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131419/Lot# 26197 $176.25
5/18/2014 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 804, 813/Lot# 10160 $195.00


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