1875 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

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PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS #:
6436
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
700
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 600 R-5.8 9 / 25 38 / 55
60 or Better 570 R-5.8 9 / 25 38 / 55
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 8 / 25 TIE 30 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 570
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-5.8
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 25
60 or Better 9 / 25
65 or Better 8 / 25 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 38 / 55
60 or Better 38 / 55
65 or Better 30 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 5/2003:6788, $5,750 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98510, $12,925 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2015:240, $9,694 - Heritage 3/2016:4910, $10,281 - Heritage 8/2016:4114, $8,813

1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 estimated grade
5 PR66 PCGS grade

Argo Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:2194, $8,813

5 PR66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6436 (PR) 66

Heritage 12/2011:3642, $5,825 - Heritage 4/2013:2257, $4,406.25 - Heritage 2/2015:3123, $4,465

5 PR66 PCGS grade  
	PR66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2012:4438, $4,113 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:460, $3,055 - D.L. Hansen Collection

5 PR66 PCGS grade PR66 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2016:4553, $4,935

5 PR66 PCGS grade
5 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade

Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 5/2003:6788, $5,750 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98510, $12,925 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2015:240, $9,694 - Heritage 3/2016:4910, $10,281 - Heritage 8/2016:4114, $8,813

#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 estimated grade
#5 PR66 PCGS grade

Argo Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:2194, $8,813

 
	PCGS #6436 (PR) 66 
#5 PR66 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2011:3642, $5,825 - Heritage 4/2013:2257, $4,406.25 - Heritage 2/2015:3123, $4,465

 
	PR66 PCGS grade 
#5 PR66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2012:4438, $4,113 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:460, $3,055 - D.L. Hansen Collection

PR66 PCGS grade #5 PR66 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2016:4553, $4,935

#5 PR66 PCGS grade
#5 PR66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The mintage of 1875 Proof Half Dollars was a mere 700 pieces. However, virtually all of them went to collectors or dealers and most have survived since the time of issue. The level of care given to many of the pieces left something to be desired, thus these often come with hairlines, an occasional contact mark, or they have been mishandled or cleaned. Finding a superb example is a real challenge, as evidenced by the PCGS Population Report, which shows a majority of the census in PR63 and PR64, a dwindling number of PR65's, an even smaller number PR66's, and hardly any PR67's. Fewer than a tenth of the certified examples are Cameos. No Deep Cameos are known.

One of the finest examples of which we are aware is the PCGS PR67 from the Kaufman and Gardner Collections. This colorful example appeared at auction four times in the 2015-2016 period but appears to have finally found a good home.