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: $5.36 (7/29/2015)
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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Price Guide

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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 203
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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8/16/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7769


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5/22/1996 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 0843, 843/Lot# 1436 $207.10
6/14/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 2729 $1,265.00
10/13/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8514 $402.50
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 724 $391.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 2185 $6,462.50
8/18/2013 PCGS G 6   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 147 $70.00
8/31/2014 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216680 $325.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base171194230330563974103615311683200924332960321633864565574795881371421755348155615465422
179206263408700995120115821792215026093045327337794959702710963163942610841928592430
00000012011582179221502609304532733779495970271096316394261084192800
00000013661632190022922784313133294172535383081233919075304624904100
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 1683
Owner: G & R coins
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1477
Owner: JTO
 
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