1876 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR65+

PCGS PR65+

PCGS #:
6437
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,150
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 800 R-5.4 17 / 25 TIE 47 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 17 / 25 47 / 55
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 13 / 25 TIE 38 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 800
60 or Better 750
65 or Better 75
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-5.5
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 17 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 25
65 or Better 13 / 25 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 47 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 47 / 55
65 or Better 38 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 estimated grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

In 1876, production of Proof Half Dollars nearly doubled to 1,150 pieces, perhaps in anticipation of increased sales because of that year's centennial of American Independence. The number of survivors indicates that sales did, in fact, increase, but the bump in sales was short-lived because in 1877 Mint emplyees made only 510 Proof Half Dollars. However, when the population of certified Proof 1876 Half Dollars is compared to that of the 1879 (with a simlar but slightly lower mintage), the survivorship of the 1876's falls short. The 1876's are readily available in grades from PR61 to PR64, but the population drops off dramatically in PR65 and continues to do so until it becomes extremely rare in PR67. In 1876, Cameo Proofs make up a larger share of the total population than in previous years, but Deep Cameos continue to be exceedingly rare.