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SERIES: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1855-O 50C Arrows (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
6283
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
12.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3,688,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$54,625 • PCGS MS67 • 4-18-2012 • Heritage Auctions
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2
27
7
2
3
30
4
3
6
48
6
6
10
60
8
10
12
72
8
12
15
80
11
15
20
100
10
20
45+
230
1
45+
50+
335
50+
53+
390
53+
55+
475
55+
58+
600
58+
62+
1,250
62+
63+
1,750
63+
65+
11,500
1
65+
66+
21,500
1
66+
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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

4 MS66 PCGS grade

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

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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

4 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
7 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.