1872 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

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PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS #:
6430
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
950
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
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 estimated grade
2 PR66 estimated grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 estimated grade
#2 PR66 estimated grade
#7 PR65 PCGS grade
#7 PR65 PCGS grade
#7 PR65 PCGS grade
#7 PR65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Proof 1872 Half Dollars are very much like the Proof 1871 Half Dollars. Their mintages are similar, their grade distributions are similar, and the ratios of Brilliant, Cameo, and Deep Cameo examples is similar. Simply put, if you want a Proof 1872 Half Dollar, you will find your quest to be quite achievable, the grades you will encounter the most frequently will be PR63 and PR64, you may run across scores of Cameos, and you will rarely ever see a Deep Cameo. All in all, this date represents good value for the type because it is simultaneously scarce and affordable.