Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.6800g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.17 (7/22/2019)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 O 50C SP obverse 1860 O 50C SP reverse
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Description & Analysis

The dies for this coin were polished to a brilliant finish, partially eradicating the support for Liberty's foot in the process. Though an argument may be made for calling this piece a proof, NGC opted to label it as a Specimen strike. Indeed, it is fully struck throughout and fully brilliant, though perhaps not quite up to the standard for Philadelphia Mint proofs.

The die marriage utilized is Wiley-Bugert 105 in their 1993 book and WB-9 in the more recent and thorough Die Registry. The mintmark is faintly repunched, and this coin was struck from a collar having 140 reeds.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1860 O 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1-1----2
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Total---------------1-1----2
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1/4/2017 NGC SP 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(4), 1251/Lot# 5665 $64,625.00


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