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1846-O 50C Medium Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
6255
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
2,304,000
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 600 R-5.8 27 / 66 TIE 48 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 14 / 66 TIE 25 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 9 / 66 TIE 12 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 20
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 27 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 9 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 48 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow and Mike Printz, sold privately in 1/2009 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98485, $18,800

2 MS65 estimated grade

Harlan P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1936, $14,300 - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:203, $10,062.50

3 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Stack's 12/1958:316 - Superior 8/1975:572 - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:124 - Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7025, $3,162.50

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow and Mike Printz, sold privately in 1/2009 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98485, $18,800

#2 MS65 estimated grade

Harlan P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1936, $14,300 - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:203, $10,062.50

MS64 PCGS grade #3 MS64 PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #3 MS64 PCGS grade

Stack's 12/1958:316 - Superior 8/1975:572 - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:124 - Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7025, $3,162.50

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1846-O Half Dollars feature two different date logotypes for the year: Medium Date and Tall Date. The differences between the two are obvious when the coins are placed side-by-side, but to attribute a single coin, you will need the aid of the attribution image above. The clearest differences are on the 1 of the date, which is tall and slender on the Tall Date; the 6, whose top ball is widely separated from the bottom loop on the Tall Date; and the 4, which is shaped quite differently on both.