Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 401,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.98 (7/16/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1841 O 50C MS obverse 1841 O 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This date/mint is plentiful in worn condition, with Mint State survivors being scarce but not truly rare. Only at the gem level does this coin become very challenging.

Some 11 die marriages are known, these being the products of seven obverses and eight reverses. Two of the latter feature a Medium O mintmark, while the remainder display the more common Large O. Collector interest in these varieties is limited to series specialists. Two collars are known to have been used (145 reeds or 146).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/27/2019

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1841 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 60.00 105 180 370 660 750 845 1150 1380 1620 2250 4250 6900 24000 42500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 4750 18000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 133
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1841 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-13418914981624-596331----133
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Total-13418914981625-5106331----135
 -1%2%3%13%7%10%7%6%12%19%-4%7%4%2%2%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1471632202884778479081066113812711634188620092807352543197704975610885172062744532965
1521822433516008679611090118213921718192722753046379054478388101321299220619292850
000000961109011821392171819272275304637905447838810132129922061900
0000001013111412271513180219682541328640546576907210509150992403200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 7704
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1634
Owner: Texas Coin Hunter
 
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