Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $9.55 (10/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1840 O 50C MS obverse 1840 O 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue is moderately scarce by date and mint alone, with Mint State examples being rare. Many survivors are weakly struck and riddled with die cracks.

The 1840-O half dollar offers a rich field for variety collectors. Bill Bugert's massive die registry book identifies 14 die marriages comprised of six obverses and 11 reverses. The latter feature no fewer than three different sizes of mintmark, and these have been labeled as Very Small, Small and Large, respectively. The Large O is seen most often, though collector demand for the others is rather limited. The same made be said for the three collar varieties known: 144, 145 or 146 reeds.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1840 O 50C MS
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Base $ 70.00 90.00 85.00 145 375 490 550 675 1050 1080 1350 2550 5625 13500 18250 42500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 6400 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 130
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1840 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--44251716610101515556------129
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Total--44251716610111515556------130
 --3%3%19%13%12%5%8%8%12%1%4%4%4%5%------ 
1840 O 50C MS PL
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11832302724898658911051117312711393161919282525374758794141561010506165532632631683
62199244344614874944109212061312146817222127293244585879463172421252219811281120
00000094410921206131214681722212729324458587946317242125221981100
00000099811321238135215441825232633405168587951208874145372306800
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1393
Owner: Texas Coin Hunter
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 1173
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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