1882 50C, DCAM (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR67DCAM

PCGS PR67DCAM

PCGS PR66DCAM

PCGS PR66DCAM

PCGS PR66DCAM

PCGS PR66DCAM

PCGS #:
96443
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,100
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67DCAM PCGS grade
1 PR67DCAM estimated grade
3 PR66DCAM PCGS grade
3 PR66DCAM PCGS grade
3 PR66DCAM PCGS grade
3 PR66DCAM PCGS grade
3 PR66DCAM estimated grade
3 PR66DCAM estimated grade
9 PR65DCAM PCGS grade
9 PR65DCAM estimated grade
#1 PR67DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR67DCAM estimated grade
#3 PR66DCAM PCGS grade
#3 PR66DCAM PCGS grade
#3 PR66DCAM PCGS grade
#3 PR66DCAM PCGS grade
#3 PR66DCAM estimated grade
#3 PR66DCAM estimated grade
#9 PR65DCAM PCGS grade
#9 PR65DCAM estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1882 Half Dollar is very scarce as a Proof due to its low mintage of only 1,100 pieces. This number is not particularly small for coins of that period, but it is low when compared to the millions of Proofs that are being produced today. What makes this coin especially valuable is the small mintage of only 4,400 circulation strikes, which means that collectors who seek high-grade examples of this date are often forced to consider purchasing a Proof in light of the scarcity of Mint State pieces. In this year, Cameo Proofs represented a higher percentage of the total popuplation and finally, Deep Cameos begin to appear with increasing frequency -- though they are still quite scarce. The overall quality of Proof Half Dollars from this year is excellent, indicating that most were set aside and carefully preserved by prescient collectors.