Estimated grade. Ex. Egolf; Stacks Sale (1961) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $8800
Ron Guth: In a survey of the members of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club, published in the March 2008 issue of the Gobrecht Journal, the 1842-O Small Date Half Dollar was ranked fourth among the Ten Greatest New Orleans Seated Coins: "This is a very rare date that is usually found in average circulated grades. It is very rare in mint state with the Eliasberg specimen being described as MS-62, prooflike, probably the finest known when it appeared at auction by Bowers and Merena in April 1997. Only two respondents placed this issue at the top of their list but it received generally strong support with 67% of the members placing it in the 2nd through 8th position in their listing."
Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1921 - Douglas L. Noblet Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:72, $24,150 - Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7011 - Dick Osburn, sold privately in 8/2012 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30487, $29,375