Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,290,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.90 (9/28/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 O 50C MS obverse 1860 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As an issue, the 1860-O (1.2 million pieces produced) is not particularly rare in Mint State. (Wiley and Bugert, 1993, assign the date a Low R.4 rating in all MS grades.) In Gem, however, the '60-O is conditionally rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/3/2016

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1860 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 60.00 85.00 190 285 345 400 500 565 650 1075 1350 2200 5500 14000 - - - -
$ - - - - 550 - - 1150 - 2900 6250 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 252
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/21/2001 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1419, 1419/Lot# 1363 $141.70
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7198 $646.25
1/5/2014 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 154304 $165.00
2/27/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7848 $499.38
6/15/2014 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 808, 817/Lot# 175 $2,950.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1487 $11,500.00
4/22/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 7871 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1135201237351597653754882990113812261333175320292807406460488726137532187826565
461572132754336166877979181039116712621473184522883226472569411040216461234400
000000687797918103911671262147318452288322647256941104021646100
000000720839954108911971297161319372548364553877833120771917000
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1753
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 653
Owner: ddr70
 
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