1879 50C, CAM (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS #:
86440
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,100
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 PR67CAM PCGS grade

Daryl J. Haynor Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7190, $11,500 - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2011:2375, $17,250 - Richard C. Jewell Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4246, $18,800 - Heritage 1/2015:4144, $20,562.50

1 PR67CAM PCGS grade
1 PR67CAM estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 5/2005:292, $17,250

4 PR66+CAM PCGS grade PR66+CAM PCGS grade
5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR67CAM PCGS grade

Daryl J. Haynor Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7190, $11,500 - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2011:2375, $17,250 - Richard C. Jewell Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4246, $18,800 - Heritage 1/2015:4144, $20,562.50

#1 PR67CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR67CAM estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 5/2005:292, $17,250

PR66+CAM PCGS grade #4 PR66+CAM PCGS grade
#5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#5 PR66CAM PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Proof 1879 Half Dollars are very popular with collectors because of the tiny mintage of circulation strikes (4,400 coins) in the same year. This puts tremendous price pressure on this date from collectors who seek any 1879 Half Dollar -- in this case, the Proofs are more common than Mint State examples. Thankfully, hundreds of Proof 1879 Half Dollars exist in a range of grades from PR60 to PR64. Even PR65 and PR66 examples can be found with relative ease. Only in PR67 does this date become a condition-rarity. Only 15% of the total population of Proof 1879 Half Dollars are considered Cameos. As is typical of the dates of this period, the 1879 Half Dollar is extremely rare as a Deep Cameo.