1854-O 50C Arrows (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6280
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
5,240,000
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 5,000 R-4.0 6 / 6 125 / 126
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 6 / 6 118 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 6 / 6 89 / 126
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,000
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 40
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-8.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 6
60 or Better 6 / 6
65 or Better 6 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 125 / 126
60 or Better 118 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 89 / 126

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 1/2001 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6//2014:30499, $44,062.50 (c) - “Jim O’Neal Type Set” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 estimated grade

Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - Goldbergs 2/2007:1443, $68,425

1 MS67 estimated grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade

Reed Hawn Collection - Stack's 8/1973:184 - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:770 - Richard Jewell Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4148, $25,850

7 MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2019:278

7 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 1/2001 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6//2014:30499, $44,062.50 (c) - “Jim O’Neal Type Set” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 estimated grade

Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - Goldbergs 2/2007:1443, $68,425

#1 MS67 estimated grade
#5 MS66+ PCGS grade
#5 MS66+ PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade

Reed Hawn Collection - Stack's 8/1973:184 - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:770 - Richard Jewell Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4148, $25,850

#7 MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2019:278

#7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1854-O Half Dollar had the largest mintage of any of the With Arrows type. In fact, the mintage of the 1854-O Half Dollar was the largest the series had seen since 1836. Thus, in terms of value, this date is very affordable in most grades and it offers a lot of "coin" for the money. Mint State examples are fairly plentiful and can be obtained in MS62 to MS64 with ease. Even MS65 and MS66 examples are available in sufficient quantities to meet most collector demand. Above MS66, all bets are off -- this is a very tough date in Superb grades and it is a true condition-rarity in MS67.

Occasionally, 1854-O Half Dollars suffer from an insufficent strike, but strongly-struck examples also exist.