Coin Specifications

Category: Early Halves (1794-1839)
Mint: New Orleans
Catalog: KM-65
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.22 (12/28/2014)
Diameter: 30mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1839 O 50C PF obverse 1839 O 50C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Unlike the 1838-O, over 100,000 1839-O Bust Half Dollars were struck for circulation. There are several examples known with deeply mirrored surfaces, but with striking problems that disqualify them as true Proofs. Five or six coins have been certified as Proof examples, and these usually sell for high five figures.


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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/10/2008 NGC PF 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2177 $373,750.00
9/17/2008 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 2164 $149,500.00
1/30/2011 NGC PF 65   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1443 $264,500.00
2/2/2012 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3633 $299,000.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4102 $92,000.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5645 $123,375.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 O 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12930136361437015132159241674717027172961772318125185051895319774208592238523857253872698828663304143224234151
1316513880146241539616198168401711617438178571825118654192262013521367228752436725920275462924631023328780
000000171161743817857182511865419226201352136722875243672592027546292463102300
000000172061758017991183781880319500204972187623366248772645428104298303163200
1839 O 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base292330357429595820908101311171278170820682124243530604141806088389750196453166451491
304339381484670849943104711701421182820862227264334205447831991421304823651382730
00000094310471170142118282086222726433420544783199142130482365100
00000097810821224156419482105233128513780675385789446163462765700
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Grade: PF 64
Points: 23857
Owner: Lafitte Coin Company
 
Grade: PF 62
Points: 20859
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
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