1841 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR63+

PCGS PR63+

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PCGS #:
6385
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
10
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 6 R-9.7 6 / 23 TIE 8 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 6 / 23 TIE 8 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 23 TIE 1 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 6
60 or Better 6
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.7
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 23 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR64 estimated grade

Superior 5/1990:3803 - Heritage 5/2008:718 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98500, $44,650 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20060, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:13079, $30,550

2 PR63 PCGS grade
2 PR63 estimated grade

Dr. R.H. Wilson Collection - New Netherlands 8/1952:310 - Elliot Landau Collection - New Netherlands 12/1958:575 - Dr. James O. Sloss  Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:1137 - Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 4/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98712, $28,200 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2016:2088, not sold - Heritage 1/2017:5670, $28,200

2 PR63 estimated grade

John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 4/1904:??? - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1919, $18,700 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 1/2008:3021, $46,000 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5655, $28,200 - Heritage 9/2013:6446, $30,550

2 PR63 estimated grade
2 PR63 estimated grade
7 PR61 PCGS grade
#1 PR64 estimated grade

Superior 5/1990:3803 - Heritage 5/2008:718 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98500, $44,650 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2015:20060, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:13079, $30,550

#2 PR63 PCGS grade
#2 PR63 estimated grade

Dr. R.H. Wilson Collection - New Netherlands 8/1952:310 - Elliot Landau Collection - New Netherlands 12/1958:575 - Dr. James O. Sloss  Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1999:1137 - Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 4/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98712, $28,200 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2016:2088, not sold - Heritage 1/2017:5670, $28,200

#2 PR63 estimated grade

John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 4/1904:??? - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1919, $18,700 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 1/2008:3021, $46,000 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5655, $28,200 - Heritage 9/2013:6446, $30,550

#2 PR63 estimated grade
#2 PR63 estimated grade
#7 PR61 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

Proof coins from the 1840's are very rare and the 1841 Proof Liberty Seated Half Dollar is no exception. There are approximately 8 examples known. Two of which are in museums, one at the Smithsonian Institution and the other at the ANS Museum. It can be years before an example of this issue becomes available in the marketplace and most examples usually have an important provenance, such as being pedigreed to the Eliasberg collection, the Clapp collection or several other prominent collectors. The 1841 Proof Seated Half Dollar is a very special coin in any condition and any collector should be proud to have an example in their collection.