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1841-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 #:
6237
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
401,000
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 50 R-8.5 32 / 66 TIE 51 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126
Survival Estimate
All Grades 700
60 or Better 50
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 38 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 32 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 64 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 51 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

RARCOA “Auction '90” 8/1990:707 - Jason Carter, sold privately in 8/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98461, $27,025

2 MS65 estimated grade

Superior “Chalkley” 1/1990:3569 - Silbermünzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:655, $40,250 - Heritage 10/2008:897, $51,750 - Bay State Collection - Heritage 7/2009:1121, $32,200

3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2013:3159, $14,100

4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

RARCOA “Auction '90” 8/1990:707 - Jason Carter, sold privately in 8/2004 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98461, $27,025

#2 MS65 estimated grade

Superior “Chalkley” 1/1990:3569 - Silbermünzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:655, $40,250 - Heritage 10/2008:897, $51,750 - Bay State Collection - Heritage 7/2009:1121, $32,200

#3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2013:3159, $14,100

#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1841-O Half Dollar is a semi-scarce date from the New Orleans Mint. It is comparable in overall rarity to the 1840-O and the 1843-O, but is much less scarce than the 1841. Even in Mint State, it is fairly easy to obtain, though the most frequently seen Uncirculated grade is MS62. On the PCGS side, a small cluster of MS64s and a single MS64+ top out the Population Report, while the best example certified by NGC is single MS66 (they report two in that grade, but we have not been able to identify the second example).

The overall strike quality is good for a New Orleans Mint product, thought it is generally not as sharp as a coin from Philadelphia. Usually, any weakness occurs on the eagle's right (viewer's left) leg.