Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 754,000
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.22 (12/27/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1842 O MED DATE 50C MS obverse 1842 O MED DATE 50C MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®


Click on a coin to see VarietyPlus details.

Description & Analysis

Although the bulk of Half Dollar production at the New Orleans Mint went into the 1842-O Medium Date (as it is identified in the Guide Book), true Mint State survivors of this issue of 754,000 pieces are far more elusive than either the mintage would suggest or that prices guides indicate in MS60. Availability thins out even more drastically once Gem criteria is reached.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/28/2014

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1842 O MED DATE 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 55.00 80.00 110 225 225 375 450 635 825 1100 1450 2350 4500 9200 25000 - 41000 - - -
$ 275 425 500 700 900 1200 1600 2950 5000 17600 28000 - - -
NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 60
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

A random selection of NGC coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
1/12/2015 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 4905


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/3/2001 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Signature Sale #271, 271/Lot# 6662 $2,990.00
12/10/2001 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1516, 1516/Lot# 1384 $250.70
11/3/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1996 $3,220.00
9/4/2011 NGC XF 40   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1246 $173.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5151 $17,625.00
1/19/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131404/Lot# 26144 $182.13
11/2/2014 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10311 $241.00


Related Articles

The Coinage of 1842: Part Two

1/1/2007  — David Lange continues his in-depth retrospective of 1842 coinage.
View full article >
The Coinage of 1842: Part One

12/1/2006  — 1842 was a distinctive transition year for U.S. coin denominations, as David Lange demonstrates in the following retrospective.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer