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What is the Rarest New Orleans Half Eagle?

April 13, 2016 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

A total of 17 half eagles were produced at the New Orleans mint between 1840 and 1909. Focusing on the No Motto Liberty Head issues (struck between 1840 and 1857) there are at least five issues which I would call “rare” (i.e., fewer than 100 examples known in all grades). These are the 1842-O, 1847-O, 1855-O, 1856-O, and 1857-O. Of these five, which is the rarest in terms of overall rarity and which is the rarest in high grades?

We can make a pretty clear determination of these two questions by combing the data in the PCGS auction prices database as… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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