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1901 50C (Proof)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS #:
6548
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
813
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 725 R-5.5 20 / 24 TIE 20 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 700 R-5.6 18 / 24 TIE 18 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 175 R-7.2 17 / 24 TIE 17 / 24 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 725
60 or Better 700
65 or Better 175
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.5
60 or Better R-5.6
65 or Better R-7.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 20 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 24 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 20 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 24 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

John M. Clapp Collection, purchased directly from the Philadelphia Mint in September 1901 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2091, $9,350 - Bob Simpson - Heritage 8/2010:3249 - Heritage 9/2016:5527, $10,575

1 PR68 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade
10 PR66+ PCGS grade
PR68 PCGS grade #1 PR68 PCGS grade

John M. Clapp Collection, purchased directly from the Philadelphia Mint in September 1901 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2091, $9,350 - Bob Simpson - Heritage 8/2010:3249 - Heritage 9/2016:5527, $10,575

#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#3 PR67 PCGS grade
#3 PR67 PCGS grade
#3 PR67 PCGS grade
#3 PR67 PCGS grade
#3 PR67 PCGS grade
#3 PR67 PCGS grade
#3 PR67 PCGS grade
#10 PR66+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1901, the Philadelphia Mint produced only 813 Proof Barber Half Dollars for sale to collectors. This mintage was down slighty from that of the previous year, but was still average to above-average for the series. The survival rate for this date is quite high, as over half of the mintage has been certified. The quality of those survivors is mixed, ranging from a number of slightly impaired Proofs to some really superb examples. In better are plentiful quantities of Choice to Gem Proofs. Cameos are slightly scarcer than in previous years and, for some reason, Deep Cameo Proofs are extremely rare.