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1857-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS #:
6292
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
158,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 450 R-6.1 15 / 66 TIE 28 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 10 / 66 TIE 15 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 66 TIE 1 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 450
60 or Better 12
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.1
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 15 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 28 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

David Queller Collection - Stack's 10/2002:557 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30502, $61,687.50

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 estimated grade
7 MS61 PCGS grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 1/1999:124 -
Douglas L. Noblet Collection -
Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7061, $5,750

8 AU58 estimated grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

David Queller Collection - Stack's 10/2002:557 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30502, $61,687.50

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 estimated grade
#7 MS61 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 1/1999:124 -
Douglas L. Noblet Collection -
Dick Osburn Collection -
Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7061, $5,750

#8 AU58 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1857-S Half Dollar is a low-mintage date that is scarce in all grades and rare in Mint State. Only three dates in the 1850s have lower mintages: 1853-O No Arrows, 1852, and 1852-O. Price-wise, the 1857-S compares favorably with 1852-O and 1856-S, but on the high-end, it really takes off. The best 1857-S Half Dollar is a PCGS MS66 that sold recently out of the Gene Gardner collection for $61,687.50. This impressive coin is finest known by a full two points.