Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,456,000
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.35 (4/28/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 O 50C MS obverse 1850 O 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

New Orleans Mint Half Dollar production in 1850 amounted to 2.4 million coins, and this issue is relatively common in circulated grades. Mint State survivors, on the other hand, are scarce to rare depending on their proximity to the Gem threshold.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1850 O 50C MS
Base $ 33.00 50.00 60.00 105 210 310 375 575 650 900 1100 1650 3750 13750 23500 - - - -
$ 230 350 425 640 725 1000 1200 1800 4250 14950 25850 - -

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Total Graded: 89
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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1/31/2010 PCGS   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 1077 $575.00
4/26/2010 NGC VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 474, 480/Lot# 381 $109.25
2/5/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Teletrade Auction 3219, 3219/Lot# 1526 $80.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24689 $305.50
11/15/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34528 $587.50
3/21/2014 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 11339 $558.13
8/31/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216674 $170.00
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1211/Lot# 4284 $3,525.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 O 50C MS
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 1002
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
Grade: AU 50
Points: 925
Owner: AHT Coins
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