Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,005,000
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.36g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $7.46 (9/27/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1844 O 50C MS obverse 1844 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although more than 2 million halves were struck at New Orleans in this year, very few were saved from circulation.

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1844 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 35.00 55.00 65.00 120 285 385 455 700 875 1075 1350 1775 4100 5750 - - - - - -
$ - - 475 725 900 - - - - 7000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 131
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Grade
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9/4/2011 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1247 $437.00
11/13/2011 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3171, 3171/Lot# 1828 $220.00
8/8/2013 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 3914 $940.00
11/1/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1191/Lot# 4022 $1,086.88
8/8/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21302 $111.63
10/12/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 214173 $500.00
11/2/2014 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10316 $2,811.00
4/19/2015 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131517/Lot# 27296 $129.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base113520125536669574582092512061450165818652319293640644694863113847223853643643211
46157219292476712770855101912871519172720162525331242746006103701669327069386940
00000077085510191287151917272016252533124274600610370166932706900
00000079589011121369158917962168273036884484731912108195393175200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2319
Owner: Texas Coin Hunter
 
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