1845 50C PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -51123
PCGS#: 6389

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numsimatics, May '98.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The Proof 1845 Half Dollar is a very rare item.  Eight examples are known, but two are old pre-1980 auction citations, one example is in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, and the remaining five have all been certified and have appeared on the market at various times since 2006.  The finest example is an NGC PR66 which was once a part of the Kaufman collection.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 5 Weight: 13.36 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4 R-9.8 4 / 23 TIE 4 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 4 / 23 TIE 4 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 23 1 / 55

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 estimated grade  

John Jay Pittman Collection

2 PR64 estimated grade  

Eric Newman Collection - Heritage 4/2013:3905, $35,250

3 PR63+ PCGS grade  

Eliasberg Collection

4 PR63 estimated grade