1897 50C, DCAM (Proof)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS PR68+DCAM

PCGS PR68+DCAM

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PCGS PR68DCAM

PCGS PR68DCAM

PCGS PR68DCAM

PCGS PR68DCAM

PCGS #:
96544
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
731
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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68+DCAM PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2016:4928, $29,375 - Heritage 11/2016:5299, $32,000 - “Cheyenne” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 PR68DCAM PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (of the St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $12.50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:3349, $27,025 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2016:236, not sold

2 PR68DCAM PCGS grade PCGS #96544 (PR, Deep Cameo)     68
2 PR68DCAM PCGS grade

Bruce Scher Collection - Heritage 2/2005:4113 - Empire Collection - Heritage 1/2015:4146, $18,800 - Heritage 1/2016:5425, $18,800

2 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
2 PR68DCAM estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 5/2005:310, $80,500 - Heritage 8/2011:7221, $74,750 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4101, $61,687.50

2 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
8 PR67+DCAM PCGS grade
8 PR67+DCAM PCGS grade
8 PR67+DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR68+DCAM PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2016:4928, $29,375 - Heritage 11/2016:5299, $32,000 - “Cheyenne” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 PR68DCAM PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (of the St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $12.50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:3349, $27,025 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2016:236, not sold

PCGS #96544 (PR, Deep Cameo)     68 #2 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
#2 PR68DCAM PCGS grade

Bruce Scher Collection - Heritage 2/2005:4113 - Empire Collection - Heritage 1/2015:4146, $18,800 - Heritage 1/2016:5425, $18,800

#2 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
#2 PR68DCAM estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 5/2005:310, $80,500 - Heritage 8/2011:7221, $74,750 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4101, $61,687.50

#2 PR68DCAM PCGS grade
#8 PR67+DCAM PCGS grade
#8 PR67+DCAM PCGS grade
#8 PR67+DCAM PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The reported mintage of Proof 1897 Half Dollars is 731 pieces. PCGS alone has certified neartly half of that figure, so we have a good sampling of grade distributions. PR64 seems to be the most common grade. Cameo examples represent slightly over a third of the total population, though that may increase over time because PCGS did not always recognize Cameos and Deep Cameos (which means that there may be some of both hiding in the non-Cameo total). Approximately one in ten Proof 1897 Half Dollars is a Deep Cameo. The quality of this date is exceptional, resulting in more PR68's of this date than any other.