1852-O 50C VF25 Certification #11871124, PCGS #6269

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1852-O Half Dollar has a small mintage of only 144,000 coins, making it the lowest mintage, O-Mint Half Dollar of the 1850's.  The value profile of the 1852-O Half Dollar is similar to that of the higher-mintage 1857-O in that both seem to take big jumps in price at the AU level and beyond.  In Mint State, the 1852-O Half Dollar is very rare, with only a handful of pieces clustered around the MS63 level.  A single Gem is all that sits at the top of the condition census - that being the former Pryor Collection coin.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
144000
Weight
13.36 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
108
Pop Lower
25
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 400 R-6.2 10 / 66 TIE 21 / 126 TIE
All Grades 6 R-9.7 8 / 66 TIE 11 / 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

Mike Kliman, sold privately in 8/1979 - Jim Halperin - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:143 - Jerry S. Benson Collection - Heritage 2/1999:5978 - Heritage 10/2014:98491, $36,718.75

2 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1954 - Richard Jewell Collection (d) - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4144, $15,275

2 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

4 MS63 PCGS grade MS63 PCGS grade

Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7042, $8,625

4 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7164, $9,775