1887 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

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PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS #:
6448
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

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 650 R-5.7 10 / 25 TIE 39 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 625 R-5.7 10 / 25 TIE 39 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 80 R-8.2 13 / 25 TIE 38 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 650
60 or Better 625
65 or Better 80
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.7
60 or Better R-5.7
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 25 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 39 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 39 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 38 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67+ PCGS grade  
	PR67 PCGS grade

Daryl J. Haynor Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7197, $16,100 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2019:280

1 PR67+ PCGS grade
1 PR67+ PCGS grade
4 PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR67 estimated grade
7 PR66+ PCGS grade PR66+ PCGS grade
8 PR66 PCGS grade
8 PR66 PCGS grade
8 PR66 PCGS grade
 
	PR67 PCGS grade 
#1 PR67+ PCGS grade

Daryl J. Haynor Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7197, $16,100 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2019:280

#1 PR67+ PCGS grade
#1 PR67+ PCGS grade
#4 PR67 PCGS grade
#4 PR67 PCGS grade
#4 PR67 estimated grade
PR66+ PCGS grade #7 PR66+ PCGS grade
#8 PR66 PCGS grade
#8 PR66 PCGS grade
#8 PR66 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.