1841-O 50C AU50

CERTIFICATION#: -32385
PCGS#: 6237

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. 1948 ANA Sale Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $715

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1841-O Half Dollar is a semi-scarce date from the New Orleans Mint.  It is comparable in overall rarity to the 1840-O and the 1843-O, but is much less scarce than the 1841.  Even in Mint State, it is fairly easy to obtain, though the most frequently seen Uncirculated grade is MS62.  On the PCGS side, a small cluster of MS64s and a single MS64+ top out the Population Report, while the best example certified by NGC is single MS66 (they report two in that grade, but we have not been able to identify the second example).

The overall strike quality is good for a New Orleans Mint product, thought it is generally not as sharp as a coin from Philadelphia.  Usually, any weakness occurs on the eagle's right (viewer's left) leg.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 401,000 Weight: 13.36 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
28
1
4
47
6
51
1
10
63
2
12
79
2
15
85
6
45+
325
50+
525
53+
625
55+
750
58+
1,050
60
1,300
1
62+
3,000
63+
5,750
64+
14,100
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 700 R-5.6 38 / 66 TIE 64 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 32 / 66 TIE 51 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 estimated grade  

Superior “Chalkley” 1/1990:3569 - Silbermünzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:655, $40,250 - Heritage 10/2008:897, $51,750 - Bay State Collection - Heritage 7/2009:1121, $32,200

1 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2013:3159, $14,100

4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade