Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,328,000
Catalog: KM-79
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.10 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS obverse 1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1853-O Arrows and Rays is far scarcer than its P-mint counterpart in circulated grades. The gap between these two issues widens even more above the Mint State threshold.

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1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 218
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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2/5/2006 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1473 $1,840.00
5/28/2007 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2373, 2373/Lot# 1355 $31,360.00
6/14/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 2729 $1,265.00
8/2/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 8395 $646.25
1/9/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1181/Lot# 10518 $130.43
6/9/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131325/Lot# 23200 $182.13
10/12/2014 PCGS VG 10   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 213593 $70.00
11/2/2014 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10335 $700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 O ARR & RAYS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base171194230330563974103615311683200924332960321633864565574795881371421755348155615465422
179206263408700995120115821792215026093045327337794959702710963163942610841928592430
00000012011582179221502609304532733779495970271096316394261084192800
00000013661632190022922784313133294172535383081233919075304624904100
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 2009
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 1683
Owner: G & R coins
 
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