1855/54 50C Arrows (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR65+

PCGS PR65+

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CLOSEUP OF OVERDATE

CLOSEUP OF OVERDATE

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

PCGS #:
6409
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 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 8 R-9.6 2 / 3 14 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 2 / 3 14 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 3 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 8
60 or Better 8
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.6
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 3
60 or Better 2 / 3
65 or Better 2 / 3 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 14 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3166 - Superior 7/1993:428 - Heritage 4/2015:5095, $76,375

2 PR64 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2008:2249, $54,625 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30533, $30,550 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 PR64 PCGS grade
2 PR64 PCGS estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 11/2002:1490, not sold - American Numismatic Rarities 12/2003:739, $28,750 - Southern Collection of Rarities - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:771, $31,050 - Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7175, $32,200

2 PR64 PCGS estimated grade

Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2398, $40,250 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5669, $39,656.25

6 PR63 PCGS grade

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Part II - Heritage 11/2013:33487, $18,800 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2014:13101, not sold - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2015:110, $17,037

6 PR63 PCGS grade
8 PR62 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6409 (PR) 62

Heritage 1/2001:7822, $10,062 - Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7048, $8,913

#1 PR65 PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3166 - Superior 7/1993:428 - Heritage 4/2015:5095, $76,375

#2 PR64 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2008:2249, $54,625 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30533, $30,550 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 PR64 PCGS grade
#2 PR64 PCGS estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 11/2002:1490, not sold - American Numismatic Rarities 12/2003:739, $28,750 - Southern Collection of Rarities - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:771, $31,050 - Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7175, $32,200

#2 PR64 PCGS estimated grade

Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 4/2008:2398, $40,250 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5669, $39,656.25

#6 PR63 PCGS grade

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Part II - Heritage 11/2013:33487, $18,800 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2014:13101, not sold - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2015:110, $17,037

#6 PR63 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #6409 (PR) 62 
#8 PR62 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2001:7822, $10,062 - Dick Osburn Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7048, $8,913

Ron Guth:

The Proof 1855/4 Half Dollar is very rare, with an estimated population of six to eight survivors. Breen attributes the discovery of this Proof overdate to Q. David Bowers, but also notes that there may be other "Normal" dates that have simply never been examined. Whether the date is "normal" or an overdate, any Proof 1855 is a great rarity. As of June 2011, PCGS had certified five examples of the Proof overdate, the finest of which is a Proof-65.