1861-O 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
6303
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
2,532,633
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 2,500 R-4.5 63 / 66 111 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 63 / 66 108 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 41 / 66 TIE 73 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,500
60 or Better 250
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-6.6
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 63 / 66
60 or Better 63 / 66
65 or Better 41 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 111 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 108 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 73 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Bradley Bloch Collection - Goldberg 9/1999:1304 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98501, $18,800

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2013:4515, $5,287.50

6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Bradley Bloch Collection - Goldberg 9/1999:1304 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98501, $18,800

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2013:4515, $5,287.50

#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In a survey of the members of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club, published in the March 2008 issue of the Gobrecht Journal, the 1861-O Half Dollar was ranked ninth among the Ten Greatest New Orleans Seated Coins: "This issue had the highest mintage of the New Orleans mint coins under consideration for this listing but it was the last Seated coin struck at this branch mint before it was taken over by the Confederacy. Examples of this issue are in demand as the only collectible coin struck by the CSA. Many thousands exist and they can be obtained in all grades including mint state. Randy Wiley described 14 collectible die marriages for this date in Issue #94 of the journal and this group of coins would make a nice set in itself for the Seated half dollar specialist. Of particular interest would be the existence of some 1861-O proof coins that were listed by Randy Wiley in Issue #97 of the journal. Most recently an example described as Brilliant Proof was sold for $17,250 in the Stack's auction of the Byers Collection in October 2006. This issue received scattered support from the respondents, most likely a function of a member's interest in the Civil War and the coins struck during this period in US history."