1870 50C, CAM (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR65CAM

PCGS PR65CAM

PCGS #:
86428
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
1,000
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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66CAM PCGS grade
2 PR65CAM PCGS grade
3 PR64CAM PCGS grade
3 PR64CAM PCGS grade
3 PR64CAM PCGS grade
6 PR63CAM estimated grade
6 PR63CAM estimated grade
8 PR62CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#2 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#3 PR64CAM PCGS grade
#3 PR64CAM PCGS grade
#3 PR64CAM PCGS grade
#6 PR63CAM estimated grade
#6 PR63CAM estimated grade
#8 PR62CAM PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1870, production of Proof Half Dollars jumped from 600 to 1,000 coins, presumably because of increased collector demand. Even with the larger mintage, however, the number of survivors of this date is not very much higher than that of the 1869 Half Dollar. The grade distribution of Proof 1870 Half Dollars mirrors that of 1869, meaning that the most frequently-seen grade is PR64. Cameo Proof 1870 Half Dollars are very, very rare -- much more so than in previous years. This makes the odds very small that a Deep Cameo Proof 1870 Half Dollar will ever appear on the market (PCGS has not yet graded one as on 5/2018).