1877 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS #:
6438
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
510
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 450 R-6.1 1 / 25 29 / 55
60 or Better 435 R-6.1 1 / 25 29 / 55
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 1 / 25 17 / 55
Survival Estimate
All Grades 450
60 or Better 435
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.1
60 or Better R-6.1
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 25
60 or Better 1 / 25
65 or Better 1 / 25
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 29 / 55
60 or Better 29 / 55
65 or Better 17 / 55

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2017:3108, $4,935

2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2017:3108, $4,935

#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#7 PR65 PCGS grade
#7 PR65 PCGS grade
#7 PR65 PCGS grade
#7 PR65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Proof 1877 Half Dollars have the smallest mintage of any Proof Seated Liberty Half Dollar since the end of the Civil War (this came on the heels of the largest Proof mintage in the previous year). The smaller mintage is reflected in the PCGS Population Report, where the number of certified Proof 1877 Half Dollars is the lowest of the same period. This disparity makes the 1877 a "sleeper" in the series and a great value for collectors. Many Proof 1877 Half Dollar suffer from handling marks, hairlines, and overall improper storage, making it very difficult to find nice examples. Approximately 20% of the known survivors are Cameo Proofs. As with many of it's contemporaries, the 1877 Half Dollar is extremely rare as a Deep Cameo.