Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,456,000
Catalog: KM-68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 13.36g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $6.30 (5/29/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 O 50C MS obverse 1850 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

New Orleans Mint Half Dollar production in 1850 amounted to 2.4 million coins, and this issue is relatively common in circulated grades. Mint State survivors, on the other hand, are scarce to rare depending on their proximity to the Gem threshold.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/16/2015

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1850 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 33.00 50.00 60.00 105 210 310 375 575 650 900 1100 1650 3750 13750 23500 - - - -
$ - - 425 640 725 - 1200 1800 4250 14950 25850 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 91
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
8/7/1996 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0865, 865/Lot# 1417 $218.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7038 $6,612.50
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1252 $3,335.00
11/15/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1190/Lot# 33716 $8,812.50
8/31/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216674 $170.00
11/2/2014 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10332 $245.00
5/12/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98470 $28,200.00
6/4/2015 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7700 $517.00
4/27/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 7920 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11352012373816426848389491239133315051609179922333345587972589923157642526130460
4615721328546865673587510461270139015401672194426044190633981461187018930269940
0000007358751046127013901540167219442604419063398146118701893000
0000007879121142130214481574173620882974503467989035138172209500
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 1002
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 925
Owner: AHT Coins
 
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