1898 50C (Proof)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

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PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS #:
6545
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
735
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

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 PR67 PCGS grade PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
PR67 PCGS grade #1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Have all of the 1898 Proof Half Dollars survived? One might get that impression from the number of Proofs that have been certified by PCGS and NGC. PCGS alone has certified almost half the original mintage; NGC has certified over 260. That leaves just over 100 ungraded examples. Even if one discounts for resubmissions, this is a large percentage of survivors. Overall quality hovers around the PR63 to PR64 level, though there are some impaired examples at the lower end and some superb Gems at the high end. The finest examples top out at PR68.

At least a fourth, and possibly half, of the 1898 Proof Half Dollars qualify as Cameos. A much smaller percentage show as Deep Cameos -- these are the first coins from the dies.