1865 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS #:
6419
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
500
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 400 R-6.2 20 / 23 TIE 25 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 370 R-6.2 20 / 23 TIE 25 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 18 / 23 TIE 30 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 370
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 20 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 20 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 23 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 25 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 30 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67+ PCGS grade

Chrismor Collection

2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66+ PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR67+ PCGS grade

Chrismor Collection

#2 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66+ PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1865, Mint employees produced only 500 Proof Half Dollars. These were normally minted in advance, not to order, thus it is unlikely that all 500 proofs were sold to collectors. Whatever the true number might be, a large majority of the original "500" has survived. PCGS alone has certified nearly half the total mintage. The typical grade on a Proof 1865 Half Dollar is average to slightly above-average, with the largest populations in PR63 and PR64. Most are brilliant, about a fourth are Cameos, and only a tiny handful are Deep Cameos. Gems are scarce but available; Superb examples at the PR67 level are true condition-rarities.