Coin Specifications

Category: Confederate States of America
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 4
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: A. H. M. Patterson
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Diameter: mm
Edge: Reeded
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1861 CSA ORIGINAL B-8000 50C PF obverse 1861 CSA ORIGINAL B-8000 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Four 1861 Confederate Half Dollars were struck at the New Orleans Mint in April 1861 at the order of C. G. Memminger, the Treasury Secretary of the Confederate States of America. An 1861 Seated Liberty die with numerous die cracks was repurposed for the obverse, while a new die with a “Confederate States of America” legend was designed by A. H. M. Patterson of New Orleans for the reverse.

The four proofs were presented to Confederate dignitaries. They are thought to have included: Jefferson Davis, CSA president; Christopher Memminger, CSA Secretary of the Treasury; Dr. B.F. Taylor, chief coiner of the New Orleans Mint; and J.L. Riddell, a chemistry professor and a refiner at the New Orleans Mint.

The B.F. Taylor specimen is now in the collection of the American Numismatic Society in New York City, while the other three are privately held. NGC has graded the other three specimens.

Original 1861 Confederate Half Dollars are attributed as B-8000. Later restrikes were made and are attributed as B-8001 and B-8002. There are also Scott tokens struck from the Confederate reverse die and attributed as B-8003.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 40

The chart showing VF series, 40 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/14/2021 1861 CSA ORIGINAL 50C B-8000 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----11----------------2
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Total----11----------------2
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