Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,290,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.67 (12/25/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 O 50C MS obverse 1860 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As an issue, the 1860-O (1.2 million pieces produced) is not particularly rare in Mint State. (Wiley and Bugert, 1993, assign the date a Low R.4 rating in all MS grades.) In Gem, however, the '60-O is conditionally rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1860 O 50C MS
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Base $ 33.00 50.00 60.00 95.00 190 190 265 335 400 500 565 650 1050 1375 2600 5750 14750 - - - -
$ 215 290 365 440 550 630 725 1150 1500 2900 6250 16000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 234
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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4/5/1999 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1150, 1150/Lot# 1613 $87.20
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7198 $646.25
12/5/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4817 $881.25
1/26/2014 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1258 $881.25
4/6/2014 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 182161 $93.50
5/4/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131419/Lot# 26197 $176.25
6/8/2014 NGC   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 807, 816/Lot# 7128 $2,050.00
7/6/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131428/Lot# 24093 $211.50


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