Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1858 Half Dollar is a common date and can be found in most grades, up to and including MS65.  In MS66, the 1858 Half Dollar becomes a true condition-rarity, with only a handful of coins existing in that grade.  Superb examples may not exist, as none have been certified in MS67.

For variety collectors, the 1858 Half Dollar offers a number of repunched and miosplaced dates.  On one variety, the reverse is of the earlier (Type I) style.  

The strike quality of this date is generally good.  Luster ranges from soft and frosty to bright and prooflike.

PCGS #
6293
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.40 grams
Mintage
4226000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
193
Pop Lower
705
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 3500 R-4.3 65 / 66 120 / 126 TIE
All Grades 300 R-6.4 64 / 66 113 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 41 / 66 TIE 73 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 3500
All Grades 300
60 or Better 20
65 or Better R-4.3
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better 65 / 66
All Grades 64 / 66
60 or Better 41 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 120 / 126 TIE
All Grades 113 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 73 / 126 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

Heritage 10/2014:98497, $17,625

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

Heritage 10/2014:98497, $17,625

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