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1892 50C (Proof)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS #:
6539
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,245
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 1,000 R-5.0 24 / 24 24 / 24
60 or Better 950 R-5.1 24 / 24 24 / 24
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 20 / 24 TIE 20 / 24 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 950
65 or Better 200
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-5.1
65 or Better R-7.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 24 / 24
60 or Better 24 / 24
65 or Better 20 / 24 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 24 / 24
60 or Better 24 / 24
65 or Better 20 / 24 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
5 PR67 PCGS grade
5 PR67 PCGS grade
5 PR67 PCGS grade
5 PR67 PCGS grade
5 PR67 PCGS grade
5 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#5 PR67 PCGS grade
#5 PR67 PCGS grade
#5 PR67 PCGS grade
#5 PR67 PCGS grade
#5 PR67 PCGS grade
#5 PR67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Proof 1892 Half Dollars are among the most plentiful of the series probably because of demand from collectors who wanted a nice example of the first year of Barber's new design. Survivors tend to remain in very nice condition, with many of them grading PR64 or better. Gems are plentiful and even Superb Proofs can be had for a reasonable premium. This date is also known for high-end quality thanks to the existence of a small number of PR68's. Cameo Proofs represent about a third of the total population and Deep Cameos a mere fifth. For type collectors, this date offers great quality and affordable pricing.