1884 50C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS #:
6445
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
875
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 800 R-5.4 17 / 25 TIE 47 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 760 R-5.4 18 / 25 TIE 48 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 80 R-8.2 13 / 25 TIE 38 / 55 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 800
60 or Better 760
65 or Better 80
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-5.4
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 17 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 25 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 47 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 48 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 38 / 55 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade

Stephen Stokely Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Heritage 8/2006:5255, $25,300 - Daryl J. Haynor Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7194, $23,000 - “Greensboro” Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5693, $41,125

2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
6 PR66 PCGS grade
6 PR66 PCGS grade
6 PR66 PCGS grade
6 PR66 PCGS grade
6 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade

Stephen Stokely Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Heritage 8/2006:5255, $25,300 - Daryl J. Haynor Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7194, $23,000 - “Greensboro” Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5693, $41,125

#2 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR67 PCGS grade
#6 PR66 PCGS grade
#6 PR66 PCGS grade
#6 PR66 PCGS grade
#6 PR66 PCGS grade
#6 PR66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

By 1884, interest in Proof Half Dollars began to wane, even though the mintage of regular issue Half Dollars for circulation was quite low (only 4,400 pieces). Looking at the market today and how demand for Proof coins is so strong, it is hard to believe that 875 Proof Half Dollars were all the Mint could sell in 1884. Nonetheless, this is a very affordable rarity and it can be found in a nice range of grades from PR62 to PR65. Above PR65, this date becomes very rare and anything better than PR66 is a true condition-rarity. Cameo Proofs make up a smaller percentage of the total population than in previous years and Deep Cameos are extremely rare.