1893 50C, CAM PR67+ CAM Certification #30775266, PCGS #86540

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

After the initial jump in demand for Proofs of the first-year-of-issue in 1892, collectors paid less attention to the 1893 Proof Half Dollars, resutling in a 36% drop in the mintage.  Nonetheless, at 792 coins, the 1893 has a mintage that can be considered average for the series.  Cameo Proofs make up at least a third of the total mintage, if not more.  Deep Cameos are quite scarce but can be obtained with much more ease than any of the later Proof Seated Liberty Half Dollars.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
792
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
110
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68CAM PCGS grade PR68CAM PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2016:386, $18,500

1 PR68CAM PCGS grade PR68CAM PCGS grade
3 PR67+CAM PCGS grade PR67+CAM PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

4 PR67CAM PCGS grade PR67CAM PCGS grade

“Young - Dakota” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 PR67CAM PCGS grade PR67CAM PCGS grade