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1858-O 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
6294
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
7,294,000
Mint:
New Orleans
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 3,000 R-4.4 64 / 66 114 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 180 R-7.2 60 / 66 TIE 96 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 22 / 66 TIE 41 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 180
65 or Better 6
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-7.2
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 64 / 66
60 or Better 60 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 22 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 114 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 96 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 41 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2001:6175, $10,235 - Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 8/2001 - Eugene Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98498, $17,625

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
	MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2014:3171, $7637.50

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2009:779, $7,475 - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13201, $15,275

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
7 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:2192, $2,820

7 MS64+ PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2001:6175, $10,235 - Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 8/2001 - Eugene Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98498, $17,625

 
	MS65 PCGS grade 
#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2014:3171, $7637.50

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2009:779, $7,475 - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13201, $15,275

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
#7 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:2192, $2,820

#7 MS64+ PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Thanks to a large mintage of over 7 million coins, the 1858-O Half Dollar is a common coin in most grades. Mint State examples are plentiful in MS62 and MS63, but the population begins to drop off quickly in MS64 and above. The finest 1858-O Half Dollar is a single PCGS MS66 formerly of the Eugene Gardner Collection (not a surprise since Mr. Gardner had such an extraordinary taste for superb quality Seated Liberty coinage).

Numerous 1858-O Half Dollars were recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Republic in 2003 off the coast of Georgia. Most saw limited circulation before the ship went down in 1865, but all were affected by salt water corrosion, thus they show nice details, but lightly pitted surfaces.