Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 144,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.3600g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $8.89 (9/27/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1852 O 50C MS obverse 1852 O 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint struck nearly twice as many half dollars in 1852 as its cousin in Philadelphia, but this is still a rare issue across all grades. Mint State pieces are extremely rare, with gems seemingly unknown.

The projected demand for half dollars was greatly overestimated, with 12 obverse dies being sent to New Orleans. Only two of these have been identified, and the others likely were destroyed unused. Just two reverse dies were employed for a total of two die marriages for 1852-O. No reverse dies were sent to New Orleans that year, enough being on hand already from previous years. All examples were coined with a collar having 143 reeds, and no varieties are known.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/21/2019

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1852 O 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 47
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1852 O 50C MS
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Base-2215544587--111------46
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Total-2215544587--121------47
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1852 O 50C MS PL
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base128850290013631707192822502417267129103365381745655367678781531155117452267104137148798
9735963510541478178120352306250227513062351640664832584072429286135182053831597438470
0000002035230625022751306235164066483258407242928613518205383159700
00000021432361258628303213366643165100631476981041815485236243648400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 6787
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
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