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: $6.98 (2/20/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1846 O TALL DATE 50C MS obverse 1846 O TALL DATE 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Tall Date is characterized by a separation between the serif on the bottom of the 4 and the crossbar, unlike any of the Medium Date varieties. Considered a Low R.5 in XF-AU condition by Wiley and Bugert.

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Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 28
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 63


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8/7/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 99, 104/Lot# 689 $1,289.15
2/7/2013 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3495 $2,350.00
9/25/2013 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8230 $411.25
2/27/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3498 $1,527.50
4/22/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1219/Lot# 4473 $5,170.00
6/4/2015 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7693 $881.25
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 20061 $16,450.00


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