Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 144,000
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $7.55 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1852 O 50C MS obverse 1852 O 50C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The 1852-O is the scarcest O-mint half, excluding some of the early rare varieties. Yet it remains an underrated issue in mint condition, being considered a High R.7 in all conditions of Uncirculated, according to Wiley and Bugert.

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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1852 O 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 75.00 150 345 675 1000 1000 1675 1925 2350 2800 3800 5000 7500 11000 19750 32000 - - - - -
$ 1250 1825 2125 2600 3000 4150 5500 8250 12500 22000 35000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 40
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/13/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 177, 183/Lot# 6064 $1,610.00
7/30/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 538 $18,400.00
10/20/2010 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2946, 2946/Lot# 1327 $368.00
10/27/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 3681 $8,050.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 2013 $12,650.00
1/30/2011 PCGS VF 35   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1452 $603.75
5/30/2012 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 8877 $517.50
12/5/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7948 $514.65


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base115530440953990811201303154916941890200921972754390250496089115511745226710413711
5220433945266297811811385159717591929207123823136428453957909135182053831597413710
0000001181138515971759192920712382313642845395790913518205383159700
0000001242146716451824196921342568351946665742973015485236243648400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 5049
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
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