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 (9/21/2017)
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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 30
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
1/5/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1151/Lot# 3790 $1,955.00
6/5/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1186/Lot# 3477 $1,468.75
1/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4485 $3,818.75
11/14/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3508, 6062/Lot# 20154 $1,645.00
1/6/2016 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(2), 1231/Lot# 4037 $2,585.00
4/3/2016 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131615/Lot# 23604 $646.25


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