1857-S 50C AU53 Certification #11612343, PCGS #6292
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.