Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 3,688,000
Catalog: KM-82
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $7.08 (7/27/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 O ARROWS 50C MS obverse 1855 O ARROWS 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Second and final year of the arrows at date design motif that signified a weight change in half dollars from 206.25 grains to 192 grains. The 1855-O had a substantial mintage of 3.68 million pieces, and for a New Orleans issue there were a surprising number of Mint State coins that were set aside, with some 200 pieces probably extant today in the various grades of Uncirculated.

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1855 O ARROWS 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 52.00 72.00 88.00 180 350 400 450 555 700 835 1325 1875 3275 8800 23000 52500 - - -
$ 205 - 425 500 605 - - 1450 2075 3500 10500 26000 57500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 519
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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11/29/1999 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1241, 1241/Lot# 1465 $218.00
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 4467 $2,587.50
2/11/2007 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1444 $6,612.50
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24691 $212.68
12/23/2012 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 731, 740/Lot# 135 $230.00
3/2/2014 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 147578 $55.55
11/30/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131449/Lot# 23667 $61.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 O ARROWS 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14716320927833057563190899010661213139315421989238531384888735111531182652919247029
15217823229541259472393510151115127314431691212126363721570987441377621907351380
0000007239351015111512731443169121212636372157098744137762190700
00000081696310411164133314921840225328874305653010138160202555000
1855 O ARROWS 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1631792233043516096749741051113812711477162920642501323850497597118851879500
16819425032043763177410001080118213401528177422102747384258989026141881879500
00000077410001080118213401528177422102747384258989026141881879500
000000874102511091227140815781919235529924445674810456164921879500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 7351
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1152
Owner: bigpep1
 
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