1890 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR67

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PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS #:
6451
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
590
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 525 R-5.9 5 / 25 TIE 34 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 2 / 25 TIE 30 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 20 / 25 TIE 45 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 525
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.9
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 20 / 25 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 34 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 45 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

Peter Shireman Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade

Daryl J. Haynor Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7199, $10,350

1 PR67 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:645, not sold

1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 estimated grade
10 PR66+ PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade

Peter Shireman Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade

Daryl J. Haynor Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7199, $10,350

#1 PR67 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:645, not sold

#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 estimated grade
#10 PR66+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1890 Half Dollar has the smallest mintage of Proofs (590 examples) since 1877 and the third lowest since 1865. When placed next to the circulation strike mintage of 12,000, it is easy to see why this date is so popular -- it is simply rare. There are two additional features of this date that make it even more desirable: 1) the average quality is slightly better than in previous years and 2) this is the first date since 1883 where Deep Cameo examples are obtainable and not horribly rare. This is another of those dates where it is sometimes difficult to tell the circulation strikes from the Proofs, so we recommend certification.