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1846-O 50C Tall Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
6256
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
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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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 200 R-7.0 7 / 66 TIE 11 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 66 TIE 3 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection - Heritage 4/2015:4473, $5,170 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20061, $16,450

1 MS62 PCGS grade  
	Dick Osburn Collection

J.V. McDermott - Roy Pahler - Floyd Farley - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:126 - Dick Osburn - Bowers & Merena 8/2011:7026, $21,850

1 MS62 PCGS grade
1 MS62 estimated grade

Superior 8/1975:573 - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:125 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:541 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98486, $13,512.50

5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 estimated grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection - Heritage 4/2015:4473, $5,170 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20061, $16,450

 
	Dick Osburn Collection 
#1 MS62 PCGS grade

J.V. McDermott - Roy Pahler - Floyd Farley - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:126 - Dick Osburn - Bowers & Merena 8/2011:7026, $21,850

#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 estimated grade

Superior 8/1975:573 - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:125 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:541 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98486, $13,512.50

#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 estimated grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1846-O Half Dollar is found with a Medium Date (Breen calls it a Small Date) and a Tall Date. Telling the two apart is actually quite easy: on the Medium Date, the bottom of the crosslet on the 4 nearly touches the right edge of the bottom serif of the 4; on the Tall Date they are widely separated. The Tall Date logotype was also used on some 1846 Large Cents.

The Tall Date 1846-O Half Dollar appears to be roughly twice as rare as the Medium Date version, based on the PCGS Population Report as of June 2011. Fewer than 40 examples have been certified by PCGS in all grades and only two Mint State examples have been certified by PCGS (both in MS-62).