Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,328,000
Catalog: KM-79
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.67 (12/25/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS obverse 1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1853-O Arrows and Rays is far scarcer than its P-mint counterpart in circulated grades. The gap between these two issues widens even more above the Mint State threshold.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 48.00 58.00 88.00 175 390 390 825 975 1350 1950 2900 3450 3850 7500 13000 50000 - - - - -
$ 430 900 1050 1450 2150 3200 3750 4350 8500 14500 60000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 193
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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1/12/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 4923
1/12/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10350


Auction Prices Realized

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1/29/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2496 $575.00
5/30/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 8879 $402.50
1/9/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1181/Lot# 10518 $130.43
2/4/2013 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3416, 3416/Lot# 2040 $305.50
2/9/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 165018 $7,425.00
8/8/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21303 $270.25
11/2/2014 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10335 $700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base181981633366539611206163418652161233525252910338646946545137142175534815561541
278611922044175510421348171119632219239826533068382253118934163942610841928561540
0000001042134817111963221923982653306838225311893416394261084192800
00000011241491178820622277246127813227425859281132419074304614904100
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 1634
Owner: G & R coins
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 796
Owner: busthalf
 
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