1881 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

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PCGS #:
6442
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
975
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 900 R-5.2 21 / 25 TIE 51 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 850 R-5.3 21 / 25 TIE 51 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 80 R-8.2 13 / 25 TIE 38 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 900
60 or Better 850
65 or Better 80
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.2
60 or Better R-5.3
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 21 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 25 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 51 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 51 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 38 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

“Chrismor” Collection (PCGS Set registry)q - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 PR67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2012:4952, $9,488 - “Perfection 8” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 PR67 PCGS grade

Blue Moon Collection, Part I - Stack's/Bowers 3/2017:2099, $7,050

1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:484, $11,500 - American Numismatic Rarities 9/2006:337, $17,308 - Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 9/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98512, $9,400 - Heritage 12/2015:3199, $8,518.75

6 PR66 PCGS grade
6 PR66 PCGS grade
6 PR66 PCGS grade
6 PR66 PCGS grade
6 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade

“Chrismor” Collection (PCGS Set registry)q - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 PR67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2012:4952, $9,488 - “Perfection 8” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 PR67 PCGS grade

Blue Moon Collection, Part I - Stack's/Bowers 3/2017:2099, $7,050

#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:484, $11,500 - American Numismatic Rarities 9/2006:337, $17,308 - Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 9/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98512, $9,400 - Heritage 12/2015:3199, $8,518.75

#6 PR66 PCGS grade
#6 PR66 PCGS grade
#6 PR66 PCGS grade
#6 PR66 PCGS grade
#6 PR66 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.