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1850-O 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
6265
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
2,456,000
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 800 R-5.4 44 / 66 TIE 72 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 49 / 66 TIE 79 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 35 / 66 TIE 63 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 800
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 15
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-9.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 44 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 49 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 35 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 72 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 79 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 63 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2004:7425, $14,950 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98470, $28,200

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Richard Jewell Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4140, $25,850

3 MS65 PCGS grade

Ebay 6/30/2012, $9,600 - Heritage 7/2016:3860, $15,275

3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 11/2002:1483, $9,200

8 MS64+ PCGS grade
8 MS64+ PCGS grade
10 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2004:7425, $14,950 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98470, $28,200

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Richard Jewell Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4140, $25,850

#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Ebay 6/30/2012, $9,600 - Heritage 7/2016:3860, $15,275

#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 11/2002:1483, $9,200

#8 MS64+ PCGS grade
#8 MS64+ PCGS grade
#10 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1850-O Half Dollar is a common date and one which is usually priced as a "type" coin (though it carries a small premium in Mint State. Several dozen examples are known in Uncirculated condition, filling the PCGS CoinFacts with MS64 and better examples. Gems are exceedingly rare.

The strike on this date is often (usually) weak, a fact that is most visible on the obverse stars. Softness on the reverse is generally more uniform and loss localized. As with most coins, those that feature the strongest strikes should be worth a premium.