1868 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS #:
6426
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
600
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 500 R-6.0 2 / 25 TIE 30 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 475 R-6.0 2 / 25 TIE 30 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 2 / 25 18 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 475
65 or Better 25
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-9.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 25
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 30 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 estimated grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR65 PCGS grade
3 PR65 PCGS grade
3 PR65 PCGS grade
3 PR65 PCGS grade
3 PR65 PCGS grade
3 PR65 PCGS grade
3 PR65 estimated grade
3 PR65 estimated grade
#1 PR67 estimated grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR65 PCGS grade
#3 PR65 PCGS grade
#3 PR65 PCGS grade
#3 PR65 PCGS grade
#3 PR65 PCGS grade
#3 PR65 PCGS grade
#3 PR65 estimated grade
#3 PR65 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

Workers at the Philadelphia Mint produced 600 Proof Half Dollars in 1868. A large majority (if not all) were sold, and most survive today. This date is slightly more common than 1867 and slighty less common that the 1870 and 1871 Proof Half Dollars, However, any coin with a mintage of only 600 is a desirable rarity. The overall quality of this date is slightly lower than normal, with the largest concentration of grades at the PR63 level. Gems can be difficult to obtain and anything PR66 or better is a condition-rarity. Cameo examples represent approximately one-seventh of the total population. Deep Cameos are exceedingly rare and may not exist at all.