1908 50C (Proof)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

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PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS #:
6555
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
545
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 475 R-6.0 3 / 24 TIE 3 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 465 R-6.0 3 / 24 TIE 3 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 3 / 24 TIE 3 / 24 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 475
60 or Better 465
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 24 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 24 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
5 PR67 PCGS grade PCGS #6555 (PR)     67
5 PR67 PCGS grade PCGS #6555 (PR)     67
5 PR67 PCGS grade
5 PR67 PCGS grade
5 PR67 PCGS grade
5 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
PCGS #6555 (PR)     67 #5 PR67 PCGS grade
PCGS #6555 (PR)     67 #5 PR67 PCGS grade
#5 PR67 PCGS grade
#5 PR67 PCGS grade
#5 PR67 PCGS grade
#5 PR67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Sales of Proof Half Dollars declined again in 1908 to a new low of 545 pieces. In fact, there hadn't been a mintage that low since 1877. Thus, collectors of today will have a little bit more of a challenge to find an example of this date than some of the contemporary years, but fortunately, there is not much of a premium attached to this date. However, the quality of this date is somewhat spotty, with most certified examples appearing in PR62 to PR63. Once again, Cameo examples are very rare and Deep Cameo examples are nonexistent. This may have been what killed collector enthsiasm for this date -- people remembered and longed-for the glorious, black-and-white, Deep Cameo Proofs of the early years and disdained those with a Brilliant finish (though that is pure sepculation).