1842-O 50C Small Date, Rev 1839 G6 Certification #08384655, PCGS #6238

Owner's Comments

OGH

Expert Comments

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 1842-O Small Date Half Dollar was ranked fourth among the Ten Greatest New Orleans Seated Coins: "This is a very rare date that is usually found in average circulated grades.  It is very rare in mint state with the Eliasberg specimen being described as MS-62, prooflike, probably the finest known when it appeared at auction by Bowers and Merena in April 1997.  Only two respondents placed this issue at the top of their list but it received generally strong support with 67% of the members placing it in the 2nd through 8th position in their listing."

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
203000
Weight
13.36 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
72
Pop Lower
4
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 4 / 66 5 / 126
All Grades 4 R-9.8 4 / 66 TIE 7 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 66 1 / 126

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11446, not sold

2 MS62 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1921 - Douglas L. Noblet Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:72, $24,150 - Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7011 - Dick Osburn, sold privately in 8/2012 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30487, $29,375

4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade