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1858 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
6293
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
4,226,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 3,500 R-4.3 65 / 66 120 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 64 / 66 113 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 41 / 66 TIE 73 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,500
60 or Better 300
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.3
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 65 / 66
60 or Better 64 / 66
65 or Better 41 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 120 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 113 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 73 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2014:98497, $17,625

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 estimated grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2013:3518, $5,875

7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2014:98497, $17,625

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2013:3518, $5,875

#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1858 Half Dollar is a common date and can be found in most grades, up to and including MS65. In MS66, the 1858 Half Dollar becomes a true condition-rarity, with only a handful of coins existing in that grade. Superb examples may not exist, as none have been certified in MS67.

For variety collectors, the 1858 Half Dollar offers a number of repunched and miosplaced dates. On one variety, the reverse is of the earlier (Type I) style.

The strike quality of this date is generally good. Luster ranges from soft and frosty to bright and prooflike.