1888 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS #:
6449
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
800
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 700 R-5.6 16 / 25 45 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 675 R-5.6 16 / 25 46 / 55
65 or Better 80 R-8.2 13 / 25 TIE 38 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 700
60 or Better 675
65 or Better 80
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-5.6
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 25
60 or Better 16 / 25
65 or Better 13 / 25 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 45 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 46 / 55
65 or Better 38 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2012:3157, $22,325

2 PR67 PCGS grade

Daryl J. Haynor Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7198, $9,775 - Heritage 7/2015:3148, $8,225

2 PR67 PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 8/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30545, $12,925

2 PR67 estimated grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2014:4029, $14,687.50

5 PR66+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2017:2146, $8,519

5 PR66+ PCGS grade
5 PR66+ PCGS grade
8 PR66 PCGS grade
8 PR66 PCGS grade
8 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 11/2012:3157, $22,325

#2 PR67 PCGS grade

Daryl J. Haynor Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7198, $9,775 - Heritage 7/2015:3148, $8,225

#2 PR67 PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 8/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30545, $12,925

#2 PR67 estimated grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2014:4029, $14,687.50

#5 PR66+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 3/2017:2146, $8,519

#5 PR66+ PCGS grade
#5 PR66+ PCGS grade
#8 PR66 PCGS grade
#8 PR66 PCGS grade
#8 PR66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Collector demand for Proof Half Dollars appears to have increased in 1888, though the mintage of 832 coins still falls short of the decade's record of 1,355 Proofs (of the1880 Half Dollars). A simultaneous doubling of the output of 1888 circulation strikes relieved some of the demand from future collectors because it is now slightly easier to locate a nice example. The most frequently-seen grades are PR63 and PR64. Most Proof 1888 Half Dollars are non-Cameos. Approximately one-fifth show some Cameo contrast and only a small handful are Deep Cameos