Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.36g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.38 (5/26/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1846 O TALL DATE 50C MS obverse 1846 O TALL DATE 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Tall Date is characterized by a separation between the serif on the bottom of the 4 and the crossbar, unlike any of the Medium Date varieties. Considered a Low R.5 in XF-AU condition by Wiley and Bugert.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 28
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 63


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8/7/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 99, 104/Lot# 689 $1,289.15
1/19/2014 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131404/Lot# 26150 $329.00
2/27/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3498 $1,527.50
11/14/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3508, 6062/Lot# 20154 $1,645.00
1/29/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1217/Lot# 3856 $1,527.50
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 20061 $16,450.00


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