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: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.41 (2/8/2016)
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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Last Updated: 9/16/2015

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1858 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 45.00 60.00 88.00 175 360 500 575 775 1150 1600 2300 4400 9750 20500 43000 - - - -
$ - - 650 850 1250 - 2550 4900 10750 22500 47500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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10/9/2006 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2271, 2271/Lot# 1409 $448.00
1/29/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 328, 334/Lot# 8836 $718.75
7/27/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30590 $881.25
8/11/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 129811 $330.00
2/27/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3504 $1,057.50
3/2/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131410/Lot# 28409 $411.25
10/27/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98499 $32,900.00
3/31/2015 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33145 $505.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11832373305639259901138123914771843204821972643360151046886908414465229503673243547
6220126840868494710391172131815991911209823462962410256987619108781729327544390040
0000001039117213181599191120982346296241025698761910878172932754400
0000001089120513981721198021472494328246036292835112671201223213800
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2197
Owner: SkyMan
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1477
Owner: G & R coins
 
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