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: $6.58 (8/19/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1846 O 50C MS obverse 1846 O 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

At one time NGC did not routinely distinguish between the Medium Date and Tall Date varieties. The certified population figures below represent coins graded by NGC prior to this distinction. See the following two entries for more detailed information.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1846 O 50C MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 19
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1846 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--2-1221513-1-1-------19
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Total--2-1221513-1-1-------19
 --11 %-5 %11 %11 %5 %26 %5 %16 %-5 %-5 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/20/2008 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 302, 308/Lot# 8028 $149.50
5/16/2010 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2854, 2854/Lot# 1854 $264.50
2/5/2012 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/05/2012, 6/Lot# 33691 $170.56
3/6/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 246 $1,116.25
10/31/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1241/Lot# 5283 $4,230.00
1/21/2018 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131805/Lot# 29264 $432.00
2/22/2018 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1272/Lot# 8204 $720.00
3/6/2018 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131811/Lot# 23949 $120.00


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