Coin Specifications

Category: Early Halves (1794-1839)
Mint: New Orleans
Catalog: KM-65
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.36g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $7.40 (9/27/2016)
Diameter: 30mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1839 O 50C PF obverse 1839 O 50C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Unlike the 1838-O, over 100,000 1839-O Bust Half Dollars were struck for circulation. There are several examples known with deeply mirrored surfaces, but with striking problems that disqualify them as true Proofs. Five or six coins have been certified as Proof examples, and these usually sell for high five figures.


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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/10/2008 NGC PF 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2177 $373,750.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5645 $123,375.00
3/6/2015 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 245 $193,875.00
5/12/2015 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98459 $646,250.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10108 $105,750.00
8/12/2015 PCGS PF AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4057 $293,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 O 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12930136361437015132159241674717027172961772318125185051895319774208592238523857253872698828663304143224234151
1316513880146241539616198168401711617438178571825118654192262013521367228752436725920275462924631023328780
000000171161743817857182511865419226201352136722875243672592027546292463102300
000000172061758017991183781880319500204972187623366248772645428104298303163200
1839 O 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111105711086711147114131213712775135271434714931155917704173401940811
11111135241067010960112361165412350130261380014542151511559110916180291940810
00000035241067010960112361165412350130261380014542151511559110916180291940800
00000070481076811054113241189612562132761407414736153711559114128187191940800
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Grade: PF 64
Points: 23857
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: PF 62
Points: 20859
Owner: Heartland Collection
 
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