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: $6.78 (10/21/2014)
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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 29
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 63


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10/27/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98486


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8/7/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 99, 104/Lot# 689 $1,289.15
2/2/2012 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3639 $1,265.00
1/9/2013 NGC VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1181/Lot# 10508 $246.75
6/5/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3477 $1,468.75
6/5/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3478 $3,525.00
1/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4485 $3,818.75
2/27/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3498 $1,527.50


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