Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,005,000
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $7.91 (7/25/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1844 O 50C MS obverse 1844 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although more than 2 million halves were struck at New Orleans in this year, very few were saved from circulation.

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1844 O 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 111
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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8/9/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 4235


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1/5/2000 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1256, 1256/Lot# 1426 $250.70
8/21/2008 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 276, 282/Lot# 6001 $276.00
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1720 $10,637.50
1/9/2013 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 4315 $4,112.50
2/3/2013 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 96825 $71.50
7/21/2013 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131331/Lot# 24195 $130.43
9/29/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131341/Lot# 24347 $92.00
11/15/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34510 $528.75


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