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1881 50C, CA (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR67+CA

PCGS PR67+CA

PCGS PR67CA

PCGS PR67CA

PCGS PR66+CA

PCGS PR66+CA

PCGS #:
86442
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
975
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67CAM PCGS grade
2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
8 PR65CAM PCGS grade
8 PR65CAM PCGS grade
8 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR67CAM PCGS grade
#2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#8 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#8 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#8 PR65CAM PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

After topping out at 1,355 Proofs in the previous year, the mintage of Proof Half Dollars returned to a more normal number (975 pieces). The mintage of circulation strike Half Dollars in 1881 was also small -- a mere 10,000 pieces. Thus, any example of an 1881 Half Dollar -- Mint State or Proof -- is in high demand. Because the quality of the Proofs made in 1881 is somewhat lacking, it is difficult to tell a Prooflike early strike from a true Proof, therefore we recommend certification to confirm status. About a third of all Proof 1881 Half Dollars show Cameo contrast. Deep Cameo Proofs are extremely rare, in keeping with virtually all of the previous dates.