1897 50C (Proof)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

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PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

PCGS #:
6544
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
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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 675 R-5.6 14 / 24 TIE 14 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 650 R-5.7 13 / 24 TIE 13 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 20 / 24 TIE 20 / 24 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 675
60 or Better 650
65 or Better 200
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-5.7
65 or Better R-7.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 14 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 20 / 24 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 14 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 24 TIE
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
1 PR68 PCGS grade
6 PR67 PCGS grade
6 PR67 PCGS grade
6 PR67 PCGS grade
6 PR67 PCGS grade
6 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#6 PR67 PCGS grade
#6 PR67 PCGS grade
#6 PR67 PCGS grade
#6 PR67 PCGS grade
#6 PR67 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.