Owner's Comments

Green CAC sticker.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1847-O Half Dollar is similar in rarity to the other O-Mint Half Dollars of the late 1840's, at least in terms of the number of survivors.  Based on the PCGS Population Report, the O-Mint dates from 1846-1849 have nearly identical populations in all grades, though the mix of the grades may differ.  For the 1847-O, PCGS shows 79 examples as of December 2011, including 19 Mint State examples.  The most common Mint State 1847-O Half Dollar is an MS-63, with the bulk of the remaining population ranging from MS-60 to MS-62.  Gem 1847-O Half Dollars are extremely rare, with the finest being a single PCGS MS-65.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
2584000
Weight
13.36 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
26
Pop Lower
183
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 27 / 66 TIE 48 / 126 TIE
All Grades 40 R-8.7 25 / 66 TIE 42 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 66 TIE 1 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade MS65+ PCGS grade

Matthew A. Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:1116 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold inbtact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1943, $9,350 - Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 10/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98468, $30,550

1 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 estimated grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:3324, $8,625 - Premium Numismatics, sold privately in 11/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98661 - Heritage 7/2016:3858, $7,343.75

4 MS64+ PCGS grade