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: $5.66 (7/5/2015)
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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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
Base $ 33.00 50.00 60.00 95.00 190 265 335 400 500 650 1050 1375 2600 5750 14750 - - - -
$ 215 290 365 440 550 725 1150 1500 2900 6250 16000 - -

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Total Graded: 237
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
2/2/2005 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1996, 1996/Lot# 1395 $577.50
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24697 $348.98
6/30/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 124282 $187.00
11/15/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34559 $1,351.25
1/26/2014 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1258 $881.25
5/18/2014 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 804, 813/Lot# 10160 $195.00
6/4/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 8643 $499.38

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 O 50C MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1753
Owner: ddr70
Grade: XF 45
Points: 653
Owner: ddr70
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