Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,268,000
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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1843 O 50C MS obverse 1843 O 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of half dollars at the New Orleans Mint in 1843 was quite large, and circulated examples are plentiful. Mint State coins are not rare, but they are seen less often than their Philadelphia Mint cousins. Most survivors are well struck and attractive overall.

The Bugert Registry for New Orleans half dollars catalogs 18 die marriages for 1843-O. Mint records show that 10 obverse dies were shipped south for this year's coinage, and all 10 have been identified. Of the 15 reverses shipped, just eight have been observed of 1843-O halves, but this is not an unusual situation. Reverse dies could be carried over from previous years for as long as they remained serviceable. Undoubtedly, some shipped for previous years were used in 1843, while some of the 15 shipped for this date would have been carried over into 1844 and even later. Multiple collars were used, with reed counts of 146, 147, 148 and 149 being observed for 1843-O half dollars.

The most desirable variety for this issue is FS-301 (WB-103), on which the entire date was repunched clockwise to the first impression. This is most noticeable on numerals 18. Also sought by specialists is WB-102, on which the mintmark is doubled.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1843 O 50C MS
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Base $ 35.00 65.00 85.00 115 240 375 410 575 825 1000 1200 1830 3700 6000 17000 24500 - - - -
$ - - 425 600 850 - - - 4250 - - - - -
1843 O 50C MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2150 - - - - - - - - -

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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: 10/20/2020 1843 O 50C MS
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Base-13415913862210-71217221----132
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Total-13415913862210-71219221----134
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1843 O 50C MS PL
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base113520125533667471587495811031303153118432179305741416951606711883192523139637480
4615721928244968876890210061170137916351955247234185078695180061433923300334240
0000007689021006117013791635195524723418507869518006143392330000
0000008219301055123614551739206727643780601469519944167962734800
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 3639
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 674
Owner: 123cents
 
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