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1893 50C (Proof)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS #:
6540
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
792
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 650 R-5.7 12 / 24 TIE 12 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 625 R-5.7 13 / 24 TIE 13 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 175 R-7.2 17 / 24 TIE 17 / 24 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 650
60 or Better 625
65 or Better 175
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.7
60 or Better R-5.7
65 or Better R-7.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 24 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 24 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68+ PCGS grade
2 PR67+ PCGS grade

“Denali” Collection

2 PR67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2014:3182, $8,636 - Heritage 2/2018:3928, $6,600

4 PR67 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR68+ PCGS grade
#2 PR67+ PCGS grade

“Denali” Collection

#2 PR67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2014:3182, $8,636 - Heritage 2/2018:3928, $6,600

#4 PR67 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#4 PR67 PCGS grade
#4 PR67 PCGS grade
#4 PR67 PCGS grade
#4 PR67 PCGS grade
#4 PR67 PCGS grade
#4 PR67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

After the initial jump in demand for Proofs of the first-year-of-issue in 1892, collectors paid less attention to the 1893 Proof Half Dollars, resutling in a 36% drop in the mintage. Nonetheless, at 792 coins, the 1893 has a mintage that can be considered average for the series. Cameo Proofs make up at least a third of the total mintage, if not more. Deep Cameos are quite scarce but can be obtained with much more ease than any of the later Proof Seated Liberty Half Dollars.