1871 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS #:
6429
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
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 650 R-5.7 10 / 25 TIE 39 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 630 R-5.7 10 / 25 TIE 39 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 4 / 25 TIE 22 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 650
60 or Better 630
65 or Better 40
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.7
60 or Better R-5.7
65 or Better R-8.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 25 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 39 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 39 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 22 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 estimated grade

Superior 8/1992:364 - Craig M. Morgan, M.D. Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1998:196 - Bowers & Merena 3/2005:577 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98535, $19,975

3 PR66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2015:356, $5,287.50

3 PR66 PCGS grade

Chrismor Collection

3 PR66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4990, $4,230

3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 estimated grade
9 PR65+ PCGS grade PCGS #6429 (PR)     65+
10 PR65 PCGS grade PCGS #6429 (PR)     65
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 estimated grade

Superior 8/1992:364 - Craig M. Morgan, M.D. Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1998:196 - Bowers & Merena 3/2005:577 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98535, $19,975

#3 PR66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2015:356, $5,287.50

#3 PR66 PCGS grade

Chrismor Collection

#3 PR66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4990, $4,230

#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 estimated grade
PCGS #6429 (PR)     65+ #9 PR65+ PCGS grade
PCGS #6429 (PR)     65 #10 PR65 PCGS 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.

Regency XII Preview | Legend Rare Coin Auctions | June 25, 2015

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