1857 Half Cent. C-1 AU58
C-1, R2. With a mintage of only 35,180 all 1857 half cents are scarce. But most of these were retained by the mint and melted. Only about 10,000 were actually introduced into circulation! Here is a slider uncirculated example of this final year. A few contact marks on the obverse, most notably one in the field before the nose. Color on reverse somewhat splotchy. Underlying luster abundant on obverse and reverse. One of only a few survivors of 1857!