1871 50C, DCAM (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR64DCAM

PCGS PR64DCAM

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PCGS #:
96429
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
960
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR64DCAM estimated grade
2 PR63DCAM PCGS grade
2 PR63DCAM PCGS grade
4 PR60DCAM estimated grade
#1 PR64DCAM estimated grade
#2 PR63DCAM PCGS grade
#2 PR63DCAM PCGS grade
#4 PR60DCAM estimated grade
Ron Guth:

In 1871, the mintage of Proof Half Dollars dropped to 960 pieces, just a small decrease from the previous year. However, in real terms, Proof 1871 Half Dollars are definitely scarcer than the 1870's, at least in terms of the total number of certified pieces. The overall quality of this year is slightly lower, as well, with a surprising number of PR62's on the market (these are Proofs that were mis-handled, hairlined, or otherwise impaired). To it's credit, this was the first year in awhile where Cameo Proofs begin showing up in greater abundace. Deep Cameo 1871 Half Dollars also exist, but they are very rare.