1882 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS #:
6443
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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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 950 R-5.1 24 / 25 54 / 55
60 or Better 900 R-5.2 23 / 25 TIE 53 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 125 R-7.7 23 / 25 TIE 48 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 950
60 or Better 900
65 or Better 125
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.1
60 or Better R-5.2
65 or Better R-7.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 24 / 25
60 or Better 23 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 23 / 25 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 54 / 55
60 or Better 53 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 48 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 1/2011:752, $7,475 - Heritage 2/2014:3918, $8,343

1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade

Stephen Stokely Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Heritage 8/2006:3409 -Daryl J. Haynor Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7191 (as PCGS PR67 06585080), $27,600

1 PR67 estimated grade

“Good River” Collection, Part II - Superior 8/2006:240, $16,867 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30543, $14,100 - Heritage 4/2015:5100, $11,750

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

Stack's/Bowers 1/2011:752, $7,475 - Heritage 2/2014:3918, $8,343

#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade

Stephen Stokely Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Heritage 8/2006:3409 -Daryl J. Haynor Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7191 (as PCGS PR67 06585080), $27,600

#1 PR67 estimated grade

“Good River” Collection, Part II - Superior 8/2006:240, $16,867 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30543, $14,100 - Heritage 4/2015:5100, $11,750

#5 PR66 PCGS grade
#5 PR66 PCGS grade
#5 PR66 PCGS grade
#5 PR66 PCGS grade
#5 PR66 PCGS grade
#5 PR66 PCGS 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.