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1847-O HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6259

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,584,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht; reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: ±30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±206 grains (±13.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
1847-O half dollar from the wreck of the S.S. Central America, J.L. Polhemus countermark.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 923, illustrated, sold for $11,500.00

MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5628, not illustrated, not sold

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64's.

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