1899 50C, CAM PR69CAM Certification #29777707, PCGS #86546

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1899 is a perfect choice for an affordable, available, quality example of a Proof Barber Half Dollar.  It can be found in a wide range of grades from PR60 to PR69 (the only date in the series that can make that claim as far as PCGS is concerned).  These come well struck in a variety of formats: Brilliant; Cameo; and Deep Cameo.  All the examples we've seen are fully struck and very well-made.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
846
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
73
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR69CAM PCGS grade PR69CAM PCGS grade

John Story Jenks Collection, obtained directly from the Philadelphia Mint in 1899 - Craig M. Morgan, M.D. Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1998:218, $39,100 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98571, $44,063 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 PR68+CAM PCGS grade  
	PR68CAM PCGS grade

Young-Dakota Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 PR68CAM PCGS grade PR68CAM PCGS grade

Goldbergs 2/2013:1334, $11,500

3 PR68CAM PCGS grade PR68CAM PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2017:258, $17,000

3 PR68CAM PCGS grade