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1855-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 #:
6283
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
3,688,000
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 3,500 R-4.3 5 / 6 120 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 350 R-6.3 5 / 6 115 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 5 / 6 83 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,500
60 or Better 350
65 or Better 30
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.3
60 or Better R-6.3
65 or Better R-8.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 6
60 or Better 5 / 6
65 or Better 5 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 120 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 115 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 83 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2012:5120, $54,625 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98495, $49,937.50

3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2016:4104, $17,625

4 MS66 PCGS grade

Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection - Stack's/Bowers 7/2015:5180, $28,200 - D.L. Hansen Collection

4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Pelletreau Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:426, $9,987.50

4 MS66 PCGS grade

“Mjhammerle” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

7 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #6283 (MS)     65
7 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2012:5120, $54,625 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98495, $49,937.50

#3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2016:4104, $17,625

#4 MS66 PCGS grade

Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection - Stack's/Bowers 7/2015:5180, $28,200 - D.L. Hansen Collection

MS66 PCGS grade #4 MS66 PCGS grade

Pelletreau Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:426, $9,987.50

#4 MS66 PCGS grade

“Mjhammerle” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

PCGS #6283 (MS)     65 #7 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #7 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1855-O Half Dollar boasts the second largest mintage of the 1853-1855 With Arrows type. As a result, it is plentiful in virtually any grade, including most of the Mint State levels. Scores are available in a range of grades from MS62 to MS64. Even Gems can be obtained easily. For the connoisseurs of extreme quality, it is possible to obtain examples of this date in MS67. In any grade, the key is to find an example that featrures a bold strike, as some show weakness on several or many of the stars.