This coin has the distinction of containing two of the characteristics struck while the Confederacy was in control of the New Orleans Mint, after the outbreak of the Civil War. It has the'Bisected date', identified by a die break on the left edge of the'6' in the date. In addition, this coin has a'Speared Olive Bud', identified on the reverse by two parallel horizontal die defect lines through the upper olive bud. See the close-up photos which show these traits.Coins that have both these characteristics are known as a WB-103/104, or W-14 variety. PCGS has identified it with the latter reference on the holder. This, and all other varieties of the 1861-O half dollar are described in detail in the Nov 2005 Gobrecht Journal article by Randall Wiley, and also Bill Bugert's 2013 superb book: "A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume IV" It's rare finding this double variety in higher grades. There are currently only TWO at this XF 45 grade (with NO qualifiers) in the PCGS Population Report, and only two graded higher (at AU 55). The item "1861-O Liberty Seated half 50c CSA Confederate Variety WB-103/104 W-14" is in sale since Tuesday, October 8, 2019.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Half Dollars\Seated Liberty (1839-91)". The seller is "sdefrey" and is located in Knoxville, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Iceland, Viet nam, Uruguay.