1889 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

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PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS #:
6450
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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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 635 R-5.7 10 / 25 TIE 39 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 8 / 25 TIE 30 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 650
60 or Better 635
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.7
60 or Better R-5.7
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 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 30 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR66+ PCGS grade
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
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#4 PR66+ PCGS grade
#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:

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.