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Obverse of 1854-O Half Dollar, Arrowheads at Date     Reverse of 1854-O Half Dollar, Arrowheads at Date
 


1854-O HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6280

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,240,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes, executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 192 grains (12.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65 Arrows.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 720, illustrated, sold for $5,980.00

NGC MS-64 (illustrated above).  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. "Santa Clara" Sale, November 18-20, 1999, Lot 6555

PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6246, not illustrated, not sold

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 97, plated, sold for $1,840.00  Purchased privately from Lester Merkin on October 25, 1987

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1755, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6245, not illustrated, sold for $276.00

AU-50.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6826, not illustrated, sold for $178.25

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service