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: $6.02 (5/27/2015)
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: 199
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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6/7/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 3972


Auction Prices Realized

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1/8/1997 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0909, 909/Lot# 1343 $708.50
8/30/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Sale - Internet Auction # 173, 179/Lot# 5726 $920.00
5/9/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2850, 2850/Lot# 2049 $276.00
2/22/2013 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7192 $193.88
9/7/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 180255 $82.00
10/8/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 7942 $499.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1194230330563974103615311683200924332960321633864565574795881371421755348155615465422
65206263408700995120115821792215026093045327337794959702710963163942610841928592430
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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