1840-O 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
6235
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
855,100
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 700 R-5.6 38 / 66 TIE 64 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 19 / 66 TIE 32 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126
Survival Estimate
All Grades 700
60 or Better 30
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 38 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 19 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 64 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 32 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Walwrath Collection - Numismatic Gallery 5/1948:694 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1521, $33,000 - Stellar Collection - Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 5/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98478, $36,718.75 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2010:4947, $8,050 - Richard C. Jewell Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4111, $10,575 - Heritage 1/2015:4903, $7,637.50

2 MS64 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2016:228, $9,693.75

4 MS63+ PCGS grade
4 MS63+ PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Walwrath Collection - Numismatic Gallery 5/1948:694 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1521, $33,000 - Stellar Collection - Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 5/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98478, $36,718.75 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2010:4947, $8,050 - Richard C. Jewell Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4111, $10,575 - Heritage 1/2015:4903, $7,637.50

#2 MS64 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2016:228, $9,693.75

#4 MS63+ PCGS grade
#4 MS63+ PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

With a mintage of nearly 900,000 coins, the 1840-O Half Dollar is a relatively common coin. The survival rate of this date is higher than most of the other O-Mint dates from the 1840s, though it is not as high as the 1845-O or the 1846-O. Mint State examples are somewhat scarce, but can be found frequently in grades up to MS63. No Gems exist, though a few MS64s come close.

The strike on the 1840-O Half Dollar is above-average for a New Orleans product. Mintmark sizes and positions vary. One variety has a rather obvious die break that splits the lower reverse nearly in two.