1878 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 #:
6439
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
800
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 625 R-5.7 10 / 25 TIE 39 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 8 / 25 TIE 30 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 650
60 or Better 625
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.7
60 or Better R-5.7
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 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 30 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
	PR67 PCGS grade

Chrismor Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 PR67 estimated grade

Superior 8/1992:410 - Heritage 3/2010:1018 - Heritage 5/2015:98511, $35,250

3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 estimated grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade
 
	PR67 PCGS grade 
#1 PR67 PCGS grade

Chrismor Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 PR67 estimated grade

Superior 8/1992:410 - Heritage 3/2010:1018 - Heritage 5/2015:98511, $35,250

#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 estimated grade
#7 PR65 PCGS grade
#7 PR65 PCGS grade
#7 PR65 PCGS grade
#7 PR65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Proof 1878 Half Dollars are slightly more rare than many of the other dates in the 1870's and follow the Proof 1876 Half Dollars rather closely in terms of the total number of certified survivors and the grade distribution. This makes the 1878 a good value for collectors who are seeking a low mintage coin at an affordable price. As with the other contemporary dates, the 1878 usually comes in average grades, usually in PR63. Gems are available (for a price) but anything better than PR65 is a condition-rarity. Nearly a quarter of the known examples are Cameo Proofs. Deep Cameo Proofs are exceedingly rare.