- USA Coin Book
- Half Dollars
- Seated Liberty
- 1861-O : CSA - Cracked Obverse
1861 O Seated Liberty Half Dollars : CSA - Cracked Obverse
Type 1 Resumed - No Motto Above Eagle - No Arrows At Date
Metal Composition: 90% Silver - 10% Copper
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Mass / Weight: 12.44 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
One major variety of the 1861 O Seated Liberty Half Dollar features a small crack on the obverse of the coin. Even more interesting is the fact that this is the same exact die that the Confederate States of America (CSA) used to coin their Confederate Half Dollars as they also have the same crack on their coins. This coin can be identified by locating a small crack on the coin that extends from the nose of Lady Liberty all the way up to the rim of the coin as depicted by the arrows in the example image above.
The 1861-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar (CSA - Cracked Obverse Variety) is worth $308 in average condition and can be worth $4,599 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.
MELT VALUE: $6.0473
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