Owner's Comments

CAC

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
1988000
Weight
12.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
85
Pop Lower
290
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1500 R-4.8 57 / 66 TIE 99 / 126 TIE
All Grades 100 R-8.0 49 / 66 TIE 79 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 30 / 66 TIE 52 / 126 TIE

Condition Census

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

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

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