The 1847-O Liberty Half Eagle (Buy on eBay) represents the rarest coin for the denomination struck at the New Orleans Mint and one of the more elusive coins of the series. The original mintage was 12,000 pieces, but the issue experienced heavy attrition in circulation.
An estimated 50 to 60 examples of the coin are believed to still exist, including only a single uncirculated example. Offerings for this issue are extremely infrequent and almost always relegated to the lower circulated grades.
- Designer: Christian Gobrecht
- Composition: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
- Weight: 8.359 grams
- Diameter: 21.6 mm
- Edge: Reeded