1878 50C, CAM (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR68CAM

PCGS PR68CAM

PCGS PR66+CAM

PCGS PR66+CAM

PCGS PR66+CAM

PCGS PR66+CAM

PCGS #:
86439
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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68CAM PCGS grade

Superior 8/1992:410 - Heritage 5/2010:1018, $34,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98511, $35,250 - Heritage 2/2016:3242, $42,300

2 PR66+CAM PCGS grade

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Part II - Heritage 11/2013:33786, $11,750 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - "Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $7.50

2 PR66+CAM PCGS grade
4 PR66CAM PCGS grade PR66CAM PCGS grade
4 PR66CAM PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2017:4416, $4,348 - D.L. Hansen Collection

4 PR66CAM PCGS grade
4 PR66CAM PCGS grade
4 PR66CAM PCGS grade
4 PR66CAM PCGS grade
4 PR66CAM estimated grade
#1 PR68CAM PCGS grade

Superior 8/1992:410 - Heritage 5/2010:1018, $34,500 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98511, $35,250 - Heritage 2/2016:3242, $42,300

#2 PR66+CAM PCGS grade

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Part II - Heritage 11/2013:33786, $11,750 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - "Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $7.50

#2 PR66+CAM PCGS grade
PR66CAM PCGS grade #4 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#4 PR66CAM PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2017:4416, $4,348 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#4 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#4 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#4 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#4 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#4 PR66CAM estimated 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.