Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 476,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.94 (11/23/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1858 S 50C MS obverse 1858 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert, in their Complete guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars, assign an R.6+ rarity rating to Mint State 1858-S half dollars (13-18 pieces estimated to exist).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1858 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 45.00 60.00 88.00 175 360 360 500 575 775 1150 1400 1600 2300 4400 9750 20500 43000 - - - -
$ 400 550 650 850 1250 1550 1750 2550 4900 10750 22500 47500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 64
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/1/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 1671 $747.50
1/29/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 328, 334/Lot# 8836 $718.75
9/29/2010 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2934, 2934/Lot# 1298 $437.00
9/16/2012 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 70644 $275.00
12/2/2012 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131250/Lot# 28215 $69.00
4/14/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131317/Lot# 26197 $212.68
6/3/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4050 $329.00
7/13/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 207286 $158.40


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1639415528847760972590310081152123915832161296039845563682014465229503673259254
21731141993515216477849381056118113531775242733014510598293681729327544442390
000000647784938105611811353177524273301451059829368172932754400
0000006868439731104121014681968269336425036640111916201213213800
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1583
Owner: SkyMan
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1008
Owner: G & R coins
 
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