1848 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

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PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

PCGS #:
6392
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
13.36 grams
Mintage:
5
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 5 R-9.7 6 / 23 TIE 8 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 5 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 5
60 or Better 5
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 PR65 estimated grade

Newcomb Collection - James G. MacAllister & Wayte Raymond 5/1945:859 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1534 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1819, $74,750 - Heritage 1/2013:5663, $55,812.50

2 PR64 PCGS grade
3 PR63 estimated grade
#1 PR65 estimated grade

Newcomb Collection - James G. MacAllister & Wayte Raymond 5/1945:859 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1534 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1819, $74,750 - Heritage 1/2013:5663, $55,812.50

#2 PR64 PCGS grade
#3 PR63 estimated grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The Proof 1848 Seated Liberty Half Dollar is very rare. An example appears very seldom in the market. Going back to 1941, we only have about 13 records of it ever being sold at auction. Collectors should not be picky when attempting to obtain an example of this date, as it might be a very long time before they get the opportunity to buy one.