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: $6.71 (11/18/2017)
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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Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1846 O 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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10/3/2001 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Signature Sale #271, 271/Lot# 6959 $2,645.00
11/20/2008 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 302, 308/Lot# 8028 $149.50
8/30/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4504 $211.50
10/10/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15199 $182.13
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1223/Lot# 5006 $5,875.00
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
6/8/2017 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1256/Lot# 3666 $4,935.00


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