Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,310,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $8.81 (9/23/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1849 O 50C MS obverse 1849 O 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is yet another high-mintage issue in the Seated Liberty Half Dollar series that is abundant in worn condition but rare in Mint State. Half dollars circulated far and wide during the 19th Century, and the 1849-O half dollar is all but unknown at the gem level. Most survivors are well struck, but they suffer from evidence of rusted or spalled dies. To address these flaws the mint frequently repolished the dies, losing some shallow details in the process.

Numismatists have identified 16 die marriages resulting from assorted combinations of 11 obverse dies and 12 reverses. There are no notable varieties for this issue, but a wide range of die rotations have been observed.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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1849 O 50C MS
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Base $ 60.00 70.00 95.00 110 250 655 780 845 975 1250 1500 2125 2750 5600 23000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 101
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

The chart showing G series, 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, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1849 O 50C MS
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Base-44312365101019154671-----100
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1849 O 50C MS PL
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11552202553957458201103127114211558173019692179280738177198912714629236273842645467
521772323025127709141159132114671615181020392388314449447841109611762828560407730
000000914115913211467161518102039238831444944784110961176282856000
0000001009121513711512167318892109259834806071848412795206283349300
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 1271
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 552
Owner: Top Dollar Trading Post LLC
 
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