1842-O 50C Small Date, Rev 1839 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

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REVERSE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
6238
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
203,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 100 R-8.0 4 / 66 5 / 126
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 4 / 66 TIE 7 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126
Survival Estimate
All Grades 100
60 or Better 4
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.0
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 66
60 or Better 4 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 126
60 or Better 7 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11446, not sold

2 MS62 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1921 - Douglas L. Noblet Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:72, $24,150 - Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7011 - Dick Osburn, sold privately in 8/2012 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30487, $29,375

4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU55 PCGS grade
8 AU50 PCGS grade
8 AU50 PCGS grade
10 XF45 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS62 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11446, not sold

#2 MS62 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1921 - Douglas L. Noblet Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:72, $24,150 - Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7011 - Dick Osburn, sold privately in 8/2012 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30487, $29,375

#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU55 PCGS grade
#6 AU55 PCGS grade
#8 AU50 PCGS grade
#8 AU50 PCGS grade
#10 XF45 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In a survey of the members of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club, published in the March 2008 issue of the Gobrecht Journal, the 1842-O Small Date Half Dollar was ranked fourth among the Ten Greatest New Orleans Seated Coins: "This is a very rare date that is usually found in average circulated grades. It is very rare in mint state with the Eliasberg specimen being described as MS-62, prooflike, probably the finest known when it appeared at auction by Bowers and Merena in April 1997. Only two respondents placed this issue at the top of their list but it received generally strong support with 67% of the members placing it in the 2nd through 8th position in their listing."