1889 50C, CAM (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS PR66+CAM

PCGS PR66+CAM

PCGS PR66CAM

PCGS PR66CAM

PCGS #:
86450
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
711
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67CAM PCGS grade
2 PR66CAM PCGS grade PCGS #86450 (PR, Cameo)     66
2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
2 PR66CAM estimated grade
2 PR66CAM estimated grade
2 PR66CAM estimated grade
8 PR65+CAM PCGS grade
9 PR65CAM PCGS grade PCGS #86450 (PR, Cameo)     65
9 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR67CAM PCGS grade
PCGS #86450 (PR, Cameo)     66 #2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#2 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#2 PR66CAM estimated grade
#2 PR66CAM estimated grade
#2 PR66CAM estimated grade
#8 PR65+CAM PCGS grade
PCGS #86450 (PR, Cameo)     65 #9 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#9 PR65CAM PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Proof 1889 Half Dollars are decidedly scarce thanks to a small mintage of only 711 coins (a slight drop from that of the previous year). This was in the context of a mintage of only 12,000 strikes for circulation -- clearly the focus at the Philadelphia Mint was on the production of Silver Dollars and other denominations. Of the Proof 1889 Half Dollars that have survived, most are of average quality (PR63 or so) and any that are PR66 or better are very scarce. For some reason, the percentage of Cameo Proofs dropped this year and Deep Cameo Proofs are practically unheard-of.