1870 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

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PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS #:
6428
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
1,000
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 650 R-5.7 10 / 25 TIE 39 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 630 R-5.7 10 / 25 TIE 39 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 4 / 25 TIE 22 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 650
60 or Better 630
65 or Better 40
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.7
60 or Better R-5.7
65 or Better R-8.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 25 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 39 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 39 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 22 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 estimated grade
3 PR66 estimated grade
9 PR65+ PCGS grade
9 PR65 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 estimated grade
#3 PR66 estimated grade
#9 PR65+ PCGS grade
#9 PR65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1870, production of Proof Half Dollars jumped from 600 to 1,000 coins, presumably because of increased collector demand. Even with the larger mintage, however, the number of survivors of this date is not very much higher than that of the 1869 Half Dollar. The grade distribution of Proof 1870 Half Dollars mirrors that of 1869, meaning that the most frequently-seen grade is PR64. Cameo Proof 1870 Half Dollars are very, very rare -- much more so than in previous years. This makes the odds very small that a Deep Cameo Proof 1870 Half Dollar will ever appear on the market (PCGS has not yet graded one as on 5/2018).