1857 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 #:
6290
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
1,988,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 57 / 66 TIE 99 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 49 / 66 TIE 79 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 30 / 66 TIE 52 / 126 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,500
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 8
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-9.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 57 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 49 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 30 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 99 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 79 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 52 / 126 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

Heritage 1/9/2013:4322, $10,575

3 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 estimated grade

Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30500, $8,812.50

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/9/2013:4322, $10,575

#3 MS65+ PCGS grade
#3 MS65+ PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 estimated grade

Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30500, $8,812.50

Ron Guth:

The 1857 Half Dollar is an excellent candidate to represent the No Motto Seated Liberty Type. It is a relatively common date, affordable in most grades, available in several Mint State grades, and it is usually sharply struck and well-produced. However, it is very difficult to locate high-end 1857 Half Dollars, especially in grades above MS65. Even so, the highest graded 1857 Half Dollars (MS66) are some of the best bargains in numismatics.