1872 50C PR64 Certification #10719730, PCGS #6430

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Proof 1872 Half Dollars are very much like the Proof 1871 Half Dollars.  Their mintages are similar, their grade distributions are similar, and the ratios of Brilliant, Cameo, and Deep Cameo examples is similar.  Simply put, if you want a Proof 1872 Half Dollar, you will find your quest to be quite achievable, the grades you will encounter the most frequently will be PR63 and PR64, you may run across scores of Cameos, and you will rarely ever see a Deep Cameo.  All in all, this date represents good value for the type because it is simultaneously scarce and affordable.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
950
Weight
12.40 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
21
Pop Lower
109
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 650 R-5.7 10 / 25 TIE 39 / 55 TIE
All Grades 630 R-5.7 10 / 25 TIE 39 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 4 / 25 TIE 22 / 55 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 estimated grade