Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,834,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.66 (7/4/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 O 50C MS obverse 1859 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Among New Orleans Mint Half Dollar issues and other higher production issues of the No Motto design type, the 1859-O is looked upon as being comparatively obtainable in Uncirculated grades within the context of the series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1859 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 58.00 85.00 150 260 330 375 475 650 1050 2050 2750 7500 24000 45000 - - -
$ 165 285 360 410 525 725 1250 2250 3000 8500 26500 50000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 220
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/10/1993 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions NGC East Coast Expo Bullet Sale #114, 114/Lot# 324 $880.00
7/30/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 545 $1,840.00
3/4/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3235, 3235/Lot# 1658 $109.25
7/27/2014 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 207287 $242.00
9/14/2014 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 821, 830/Lot# 10139 $160.00
11/6/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7852 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1135201230320502539745874949110312061333175324952885456573179234145982331328219
461572112603815146087888991000113712481473200026253445548279561102217503249480
000000608788899100011371248147320002625344554827956110221750300
000000676831924105211721291161322482755400564008595128102040800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 5482
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2495
Owner: ddr70
 
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