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1896 50C, CA (Proof)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS PR67CA

PCGS PR67CA

PCGS PR67CA

PCGS PR67CA

PCGS PR67CA

PCGS PR67CA

PCGS #:
86543
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
762
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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1 PR67CAM PCGS grade
1 PR67CAM PCGS grade
1 PR67CAM PCGS grade
4 PR66+CAM PCGS grade
5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR67CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR67CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR67CAM PCGS grade
#4 PR66+CAM PCGS grade
#5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Proof 1896 Half Dollars fit nicely into the series in terms of relative rarity, availabilty, and quality -- all of which are good. What is different about this date, however, is the extreme rarity of Deep Cameo examples. It was as if the Mint forgot how to make Deep Cameos just in this one year. Brilliant Proofs and Cameo Proofs can be found with ease, but if you're working on a set of Deep Cameos, this date is a real stopper.