Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $7.52 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1846 O TALL DATE 50C MS obverse 1846 O TALL DATE 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Tall Date is characterized by a separation between the serif on the bottom of the 4 and the crossbar, unlike any of the Medium Date varieties. Considered a Low R.5 in XF-AU condition by Wiley and Bugert.

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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1846 O TALL DATE 50C MS
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Base $ 200 390 525 800 1650 1650 2600 2950 3500 5000 8600 11500 21000 - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 30
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 63


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8/7/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 99, 104/Lot# 689 $1,289.15
7/31/2009 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 1615 $1,610.00
9/25/2013 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8230 $411.25
12/5/2013 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4714 $881.25
6/4/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1206/Lot# 3926 $1,233.75
8/8/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4077 $1,938.75
8/5/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1208/Lot# 4432 $5,728.13


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