1909 50C (Proof)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS PR68+

PCGS PR68+

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PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS #:
6556
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
650
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 575 R-5.8 9 / 24 TIE 9 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 560 R-5.8 9 / 24 TIE 9 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 13 / 24 TIE 13 / 24 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 575
60 or Better 560
65 or Better 150
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-5.8
65 or Better R-7.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 24 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 9 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 24 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2013:3659, $15,862.50 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:184, $12,337.50

1 PR68 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection of Proof Barber Half Dollars - Superior 5/2006:638, $14,375 - Heritage 1/2007:1005, $11,500 - Stack’s 3/2007:625, $11,000 - Heritage 7/2007:964, $10,925 - Heritage 4/2012:3269, not sold - Heritage 8/2013:5659, $13,512.50 - Heritage 1/2015:5093, $11,162.50 - Heritage 6/2016:4582, $11,162.50

1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
9 PR67+ PCGS grade PR67+ PCGS grade
10 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2013:3659, $15,862.50 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:184, $12,337.50

#1 PR68 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection of Proof Barber Half Dollars - Superior 5/2006:638, $14,375 - Heritage 1/2007:1005, $11,500 - Stack’s 3/2007:625, $11,000 - Heritage 7/2007:964, $10,925 - Heritage 4/2012:3269, not sold - Heritage 8/2013:5659, $13,512.50 - Heritage 1/2015:5093, $11,162.50 - Heritage 6/2016:4582, $11,162.50

#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
PR67+ PCGS grade #9 PR67+ PCGS grade
#10 PR67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1909, the Mint increased production of Proof Half Dollars to a whopping 650 pieces. As small mintage as this might seem, it was a 20% increase over the output of the previous year. In real terms, this has translated into a surprising jump in the total population of certified Proof 1909 Half Dollars. This, coupled with a dramatic increase in the number of Cameo Proof 1909 Half Dollars, it is evident that the Mint was doing something different that year. Further, the overall quality of this date is above-average, such that there are more certified PR68 examples of this date than any other in the entire series. This is also one of but a couple of dates post -1901 where Deep Cameo Proofs exist.