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SERIES: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1858 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
6293
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
12.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
4,226,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$17,625 • PCGS MS66 • 10-27-2014 • Heritage Auctions
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 3,500 R-4.3 65 / 66 120 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 64 / 66 113 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 41 / 66 TIE 73 / 126 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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  
1 MS66 estimated grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2013:3518, $5,875

7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  

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.