Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,456,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.56 (9/22/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 O 50C MS obverse 1850 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

New Orleans Mint Half Dollar production in 1850 amounted to 2.4 million coins, and this issue is relatively common in circulated grades. Mint State survivors, on the other hand, are scarce to rare depending on their proximity to the Gem threshold.

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Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1850 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 35.00 60.00 75.00 110 240 360 575 760 825 925 975 1300 1700 3750 14250 28500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 90
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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9/10/1997 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0979, 979/Lot# 1432 $109.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3979 $1,063.75
4/26/2010 NGC VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 474, 480/Lot# 381 $109.25
8/31/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216674 $170.00
3/31/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33134 $352.50
7/9/2015 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1222/Lot# 7421 $152.75
8/10/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(6), 1238/Lot# 7759 $998.75
5/21/2017 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131722/Lot# 29120 $517.00
6/8/2017 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1256/Lot# 4098 $998.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11352012373816426848389491239133315051609179922333345587972589923157642526130460
4615721328546865673587510461270139015401672194426044190633981461187018930269940
0000007358751046127013901540167219442604419063398146118701893000
0000007879121142130214481574173620882974503467989035138172209500
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 949
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 642
Owner: ddr70
 
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