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.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
4226000
Weight
12.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
188
Pop Lower
675
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

Condition Census

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