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1845-O 50C No Drapery (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

DRAPERY COMPARISON

DRAPERY COMPARISON

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
6250
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
2,094,000
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 200 R-7.0 7 / 66 TIE 11 / 126 TIE
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 200
60 or Better 4
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 estimated grade
10 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 estimated grade
#10 AU58 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In the 1840's, the New Orleans Mint produced the bulk of Half Dollars for the nation. 1845 was no exception. In that year, the Philadelphia Mint produced 589,000 Half Dollars, compared to just over 2 million at New Orleans. A scarcer variant of the 1845-O Half Dollar is the "No Drapery" variety, caused when the fold of fabric hanging from Liberty''s left arm (viewer's right) was effaced because of over-zelaous polishing of the die.

The 1845-O No Drapery Half Dollar is at least three times as rare as the normal variant, and even more so in Mint State. None have been seen better than MS64.