This is a NGC Graded Coin. You will receive the pictured coin. Brilliant surfaces support a sharp strike and intense satin-white luster. The 1843-O is one of the more plentiful New Orleans Mint half dollars from the 1840s with a mintage of 2,268,000 pieces.Seated Liberty Half Dollar (1839 - 1891). No Motto (1839 - 1853, 1856 - 1866). With the advent of the steam driven presses at the Mint facilities, newly appointed "second" engraver Christian Gobrecht began work on redesigning the nation's coinage. The Gobrecht designs crossed all silver denominations with the work based on sketches by Thomas Sully and Titan Peale. The new half dollar incorporated a.
900 silver composition that was incorporated with the Reeded halves and was a departure from earlier halves compositions designated by Congress in 1792. These devices were removed and the No Motto type was struck again using the reduced weight until 1866 when the design changed another time with the addition of the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.