Estimated grade. Ex. New Netherlands Sale (1957) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $9350
Ron Guth: The 1847-O Half Dollar is similar in rarity to the other O-Mint Half Dollars of the late 1840's, at least in terms of the number of survivors. Based on the PCGS Population Report, the O-Mint dates from 1846-1849 have nearly identical populations in all grades, though the mix of the grades may differ. For the 1847-O, PCGS shows 79 examples as of December 2011, including 19 Mint State examples. The most common Mint State 1847-O Half Dollar is an MS-63, with the bulk of the remaining population ranging from MS-60 to MS-62. Gem 1847-O Half Dollars are extremely rare, with the finest being a single PCGS MS-65.