1847-O 50C MS64

PCGS#: 6259

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. New Netherlands Sale (1957) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $9350

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,584,000 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 40 R-8.7 25 / 66 TIE 42 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 66 TIE 1 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade