1896 50C, DCAM PR66+ DCAM Certification #30775269, PCGS #96543

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Proof 1896 Half Dollars fit nicely into the series in terms of relative rarity, availabilty, and quality -- all of which are good.  What is different about this date, however, is the extreme rarity of Deep Cameo examples.  It was as if the Mint forgot how to make Deep Cameos just in this one year.  Brilliant Proofs and Cameo Proofs can be found with ease, but if you're working on a set of Deep Cameos, this date is a real stopper.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
762
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
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Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67+DCAM PCGS grade PR67+DCAM PCGS grade

Kevorkian Collection of Proof Barber Halves

2 PR67DCAM estimated grade

Dale Friend Collection of Proof Barber Half Dollars - Superior 5/2006:620, $24,150

3 PR66+DCAM PCGS grade PR66+DCAM PCGS grade
4 PR66DCAM estimated grade
4 PR66DCAM estimated grade