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: $7.01 (2/23/2017)
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 1852-O is the scarcest O-mint half, excluding some of the early rare varieties. Yet it remains an underrated issue in mint condition, being considered a High R.7 in all conditions of Uncirculated, according to Wiley and Bugert.

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1852 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 115 200 450 875 1250 1675 2025 2650 2950 4000 5250 7650 11000 19750 37500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 8250 12500 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 41
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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9/13/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 177, 183/Lot# 6064 $1,610.00
10/20/2010 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2946, 2946/Lot# 1327 $368.00
1/30/2011 PCGS VF 35   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1452 $603.75
7/27/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4144 $15,275.00
11/15/2013 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34530 $734.38
6/4/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1206/Lot# 3929 $1,938.75
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15208 $329.00
6/4/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1221/Lot# 4516 $2,820.00
6/4/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7705 $763.75


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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