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1852-O 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
6269
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
144,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die 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 400 R-6.2 10 / 66 TIE 21 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 8 / 66 TIE 11 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 66 TIE 1 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 6
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 21 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Mike Kliman, sold privately in 8/1979 - Jim Halperin - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:143 - Jerry S. Benson Collection - Heritage 2/1999:5978 - Heritage 10/2014:98491, $36,718.75

2 MS64 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1954 - Richard Jewell Collection (d) - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4144, $15,275

2 MS64 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

4 MS63 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7042, $8,625

4 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7164, $9,775

4 MS63 estimated grade
4 MS63 estimated grade
4 MS63 estimated grade
4 MS63 estimated grade
10 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Mike Kliman, sold privately in 8/1979 - Jim Halperin - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:143 - Jerry S. Benson Collection - Heritage 2/1999:5978 - Heritage 10/2014:98491, $36,718.75

#2 MS64 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1954 - Richard Jewell Collection (d) - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4144, $15,275

#2 MS64 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#4 MS63 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7042, $8,625

#4 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7164, $9,775

#4 MS63 estimated grade
#4 MS63 estimated grade
#4 MS63 estimated grade
#4 MS63 estimated grade
#10 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1852-O Half Dollar has a small mintage of only 144,000 coins, making it the lowest mintage, O-Mint Half Dollar of the 1850's. The value profile of the 1852-O Half Dollar is similar to that of the higher-mintage 1857-O in that both seem to take big jumps in price at the AU level and beyond. In Mint State, the 1852-O Half Dollar is very rare, with only a handful of pieces clustered around the MS63 level. A single Gem is all that sits at the top of the condition census - that being the former Pryor Collection coin.