Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,328,000
Catalog: KM-79
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.00 (8/23/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS obverse 1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1853-O Arrows and Rays is far scarcer than its P-mint counterpart in circulated grades. The gap between these two issues widens even more above the Mint State threshold.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 186
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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9/6/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7683


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2/5/2006 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1473 $1,840.00
8/30/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Sale - Internet Auction # 173, 179/Lot# 5726 $920.00
6/26/2008 PCGS PR 1   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 5886 $195.50
7/3/2011 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3094, 3094/Lot# 1467 $253.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3299 $747.50
9/25/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8251 $329.00
11/15/2013 NGC VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34532 $199.75
6/29/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 180255 $110.00
7/11/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6107 $470.00


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