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1842-O 50C Medium Date, Rev 1842 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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REVERSE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
6242
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
754,000
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 500 R-6.0 19 / 66 TIE 36 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 14 / 66 TIE 25 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 20
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 19 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 36 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stewart Blay, sold privately in 3/2002 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30488, $28,200 - Heritage 1/2015:4134, $19,975 - Heritage 4/2017:4052, $19,975 - “Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's-Bowers 8/2011:7012, $4,600

7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stewart Blay, sold privately in 3/2002 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30488, $28,200 - Heritage 1/2015:4134, $19,975 - Heritage 4/2017:4052, $19,975 - “Perfection 8A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS65 estimated grade
MS64+ PCGS grade #3 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's-Bowers 8/2011:7012, $4,600

#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1842-O Half Dollar, Medium Date, Reverse of 1842 has a fairly hefty mintage of 754,000 coins. In most circulated grades, this date is very common. At the MS60, the population drops off and the price jumps to approximately double that of a common date. Mint State examples, which are usually MS63 to MS64, are quite scarce. The best example is a PCGS MS65 from the celebrated Eugene H. Gardner collection.