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.

PCGS #
6290
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.40 grams
Mintage
1988000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
89
Pop Lower
308
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census Learn More

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
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

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

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