1851-O 50C MS62

PCGS#: 6267

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Saab (1955) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $1870

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1851-O Half Dollar is one of those dates that is not really common, but it is also not that scarce, unless one considers the Mint State versions.  Compared to several of the O-mint dates in the 1840s and 1850s, the 1851-O is right on par.  The overall strike characteristics of this date are above-average for a New Orleans Mint product, though the stars may show varying degrees of weakness.

At the Mint State level, most 1851-O Half Dollars fall into the MS62 to MS64 grades.  At the Gem level, this date becomes very rare.  The top grade for this date at PCGS is MS66.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 402,000 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 500 R-6.0 19 / 66 TIE 36 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 55 R-8.4 38 / 66 TIE 62 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 22 / 66 TIE 41 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  

Superior 2/1999:1041 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30497, $41,125

3 MS65 PCGS grade Heritage 1/2013:5647, $16,450
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade