1846-O 50C Medium Date AU50

PCGS#: 6255

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Bluestone Sale (1947) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $770

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1846-O Half Dollars feature two different date logotypes for the year: Medium Date and Tall Date.  The differences between the two are obvious when the coins are placed side-by-side, but to attribute a single coin, you will need the aid of the attribution image above.  The clearest difference is on the 1 of the date, which is tall and slender on the Tall Date, the 6, whose top ball is widely separated from the bottom loo, and the 4, which is shaped quite differently on both.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,304,000 Weight: 13.36 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 600 R-5.8 27 / 66 TIE 48 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 14 / 66 TIE 25 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 9 / 66 TIE 12 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade