1858-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. AU-55 (PCGS). CAC.

$13,750

Superior Choice AU 1858-S Liberty $5

Less than 100 Known

With nearly full mint frost and impressively smooth surfaces, it is difficult for us to imagine a more attractive and desirable example of this conditionally challenged early San Francisco Mint issue at the assigned grade level. The color is attractively original in honey-apricot, and the strike is razor sharp to full throughout the design.

The 1858-S tells a familiar story for an 1850s San Francisco Mint half eagle. Few examples were produced — in this case just 18,600 pieces — the vast majority of which were consumed by commercial use long ago. Even an original and problem free EF would be a significant find in today’s market. Close to Mint State preservation, this premium quality specimen with provenance to the Fairmont Collection is a significant condition rarity fit for the finest cabinet. Just 3 coins are ranked higher at CAC and only 1 coin has been graded Mint State by PCGS.

Ex Fairmont Collection – JBR Set.

PCGS# 8279. NGC ID: 25VA.

PCGS Population: 5; 11 finer, just one of which is Mint State (MS-61).

CAC Population: 2; 3 (all AU-58).

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Description

Previous Prices Realized

Image Grade Description Date Realized
Coin Thumbnail 55 1858-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. AU-55 (PCGS). CAC. Aug-22 $12,600.00
Coin Thumbnail 55 1858-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. AU-55 (PCGS). Aug-19 $4,080.00
Coin Thumbnail 58 1858-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. AU-58 (PCGS). CAC. Apr-22 $33,600.00

** NOTE. All prices realized reflect the final hammer price plus the buyer’s premium. As errors can occur, you should contact each pricing source to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

Population Guide

Service Grade Population In This Grade Plus Population In Higher Grade Total
PCGS 55 5 1 11 51
NGC 55 11 0 14 63
CAC 55 2 3 12

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PCGS Pop Guide

Type 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 45+ 50 53 53+ 55 55+ 58 58+ 60 61 62 62+ 63 63+ 64 64+ 65 65+ 66 66+ 67 67+ 68 68+ 69 70 Total
Base 1 2 2 1 1 3 3 6 7 6 3 5 1 8 1 1 51
Percent 1 3 3 1 1 5 5 11 13 11 5 9 1 15 1 1 100

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NGC Pop Guide

Type 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 45+ 50 53 53+ 55 55+ 58 58+ 60 61 62 62+ 63 63+ 64 64+ 65 65+ 66 66+ 67 67+ 68 68+ 69 70 Total
Base 3 2 3 2 1 4 9 7 7 11 12 1 1 63
Percent 4 3 4 3 1 6 14 11 11 17 19 1 1 100
Star 0
Total 3 2 3 2 1 4 9 7 7 11 12 1 1 63

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CAC Pop Guide

Type 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 45+ 50 53 53+ 55 55+ 58 58+ 60 61 62 62+ 63 63+ 64 64+ 65 65+ 66 66+ 67 67+ 68 68+ 69 70 Total
Gold 0
Green 1 2 1 1 2 2 3 12

**NOTE. Information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, and is being provided to our customers as a service. As errors can occur, you should contact CAC to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.