Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 144,000
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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1852 O 50C MS obverse 1852 O 50C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The 1852-O is the scarcest O-mint half, excluding some of the early rare varieties. Yet it remains an underrated issue in mint condition, being considered a High R.7 in all conditions of Uncirculated, according to Wiley and Bugert.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1852 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 75.00 150 345 675 1000 1675 1925 2350 2800 5000 7500 11000 19750 32000 - - - - -
$ 1250 1825 2125 2600 3000 5500 8250 12500 22000 35000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 41
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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6/7/2015 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7705


Auction Prices Realized

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2/12/1999 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1999 February Long Beach Sale #197, 197/Lot# 5978 $16,675.00
9/13/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 177, 183/Lot# 6064 $1,610.00
10/20/2010 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2946, 2946/Lot# 1327 $368.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 2013 $12,650.00
1/30/2011 PCGS VF 35   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1452 $603.75
9/7/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7814 $805.00
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5138 $14,100.00
10/27/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98491 $36,718.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base128850290013631707192822502417267129103365381745655367678781531155117452267104137148798
9735963510541478178120352306250227513062351640664832584072429286135182053831597438470
0000002035230625022751306235164066483258407242928613518205383159700
00000021432361258628303213366643165100631476981041815485236243648400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 6787
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
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