1887 50C, CAM (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR66CAM

PCGS PR66CAM

PCGS PR65CAM

PCGS PR65CAM

PCGS PR65CAM

PCGS PR65CAM

PCGS #:
86448
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
710
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66CAM PCGS grade
1 PR66CAM estimated grade
1 PR66CAM estimated grade
1 PR66CAM estimated grade
1 PR66CAM estimated grade
6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR66CAM estimated grade
#1 PR66CAM estimated grade
#1 PR66CAM estimated grade
#1 PR66CAM estimated grade
#6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#6 PR65CAM PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1887, the mintage of Proof Half Dollars was, at 710 pieces, the lowest since 1877. Added to the only 5,000 examples made for circulation, it is easy to understand why this date is so popular. For instance, if there were 6,000 collectors who wanted this date, it would be impossible to find. Correspondingly, just a little increase in demand would dry up the available supply or, at least, make them much more expensive. Already, the available supply of certified Proof 1887 Half Dollars is lower than for many of its contemporaries.

Approximately one-fourth of all Proof 1887 Half Dollars are Cameos. In keeping with the other dates around it, the 1887 Half Dollar is extremely rare as a Deep Cameo.