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1847-O 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
6259
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
2,584,000
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 40 R-8.7 25 / 66 TIE 42 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 66 TIE 1 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 40
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 27 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 48 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 42 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade MS65+ PCGS grade

Matthew A. Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:1116 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold inbtact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1943, $9,350 - Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 10/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98468, $30,550

1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 estimated grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:3324, $8,625 - Premium Numismatics, sold privately in 11/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98661 - Heritage 7/2016:3858, $7,343.75

4 MS64+ PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 estimated grade
6 MS64 estimated grade
MS65+ PCGS grade #1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Matthew A. Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:1116 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold inbtact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1943, $9,350 - Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 10/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98468, $30,550

#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:3324, $8,625 - Premium Numismatics, sold privately in 11/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98661 - Heritage 7/2016:3858, $7,343.75

#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 estimated grade
#6 MS64 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1847-O Half Dollar is similar in rarity to the other O-Mint Half Dollars of the late 1840's, at least in terms of the number of survivors. Based on the PCGS Population Report, the O-Mint dates from 1846-1849 have nearly identical populations in all grades, though the mix of the grades may differ. For the 1847-O, PCGS shows 79 examples as of December 2011, including 19 Mint State examples. The most common Mint State 1847-O Half Dollar is an MS-63, with the bulk of the remaining population ranging from MS-60 to MS-62. Gem 1847-O Half Dollars are extremely rare, with the finest being a single PCGS MS-65.