1858 O 50C Seated Liberty Half Dollar Silver NGC VF20 Very Fine Circulated Coin. An 1858 O (New Orleans Mint) Seated Liberty silver half dollar graded Very Fine 20 (VF-20) by NGC. This piece displays an original light to dark grey silver color/tone and very nice visible details. The total mintage for this date & mint mark: 7,294,000.Designed by Christian Gobrecht based off of the sketch works of Thomas Sully and Titan Peale, the half dollar consisted of a depiction of the Goddess of Liberty in the seated position holding a shield marked'LIBERTY' with the date below, and a pre-flight eagle (wings outstretched) grasping an olive branch. A shield also appears on the breast of the eagle. Mintmarks, if visible, are below the eagle and above'50 CENTS' marked on the bottom field of the coin.
Throughout the years of it's production, the Seated Liberty half dollar underwent several design changes and mint marks, resulting in numerous varieties on this denomination. 100 copper, weighed a total of 13.36 grams and featured a reeded edge and 30.6 mm diameter.In 1853, the total weight was reduced to 12.44 grams and in 1873 the weight was increased to a total of 12.50 grams. This would remain the same until the end of this patterns mintage in 1891. Packages are no longer insured if tracking information shows the package is delivered. We will only cover packages that are lost in transit or damaged. 100% satisfaction is our priority, please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. In such cases this will be specified within the listing. Offers will not be considered on listings unless you use the Make Offer feature, nor will we end a listing early to consider an offer.
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