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: $6.50 (6/2/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 88
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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6/7/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 3969


Auction Prices Realized

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4/2/1993 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions '93 National Gold Convention Bullet #102, 102/Lot# 250 $825.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3979 $1,063.75
4/26/2010 NGC VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 474, 480/Lot# 381 $109.25
10/2/2011 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3147, 3147/Lot# 1899 $210.00
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 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1190/Lot# 33716 $8,812.50
3/2/2014 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131410/Lot# 28403 $152.75
8/31/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216674 $170.00
10/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1210/Lot# 3536 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11352012373816426848389491239133315051609179922333345587972589923157642526130460
4615721328546865673587510461270139015401672194426044190633981461187018930269940
0000007358751046127013901540167219442604419063398146118701893000
0000007879121142130214481574173620882974503467989035138172209500
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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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