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: $5.92 (4/28/2015)
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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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 48.00 58.00 88.00 175 390 825 975 1350 1950 3450 3850 7500 13000 50000 - - - - -
$ 430 900 1050 1450 2150 3750 4350 8500 14500 60000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 199
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/5/2006 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1473 $1,840.00
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4362 $2,820.00
1/9/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1181/Lot# 10517 $282.00
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 190711 $8,500.00
8/31/2014 PCGS VG 10   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 213593 $70.00
10/30/2014 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4258 $1,880.00
11/2/2014 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10181 $150.00


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: AU 55
Points: 1477
Owner: JTO
 
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