1901 50C, CAM PR68CAM Certification #30775274, PCGS #86548

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1901, the Philadelphia Mint produced only 813 Proof Barber Half Dollars for sale to collectors.  This mintage was down slighty from that of the previous year, but was still average to above-average for the series.  The survival rate for this date is quite high, as over half of the mintage has been certified.  The quality of those survivors is mixed, ranging from a number of slightly impaired Proofs to some really superb examples.  In better are plentiful quantities of Choice to Gem Proofs.  Cameos are slightly scarcer than in previous years and, for some reason, Deep Cameo Proofs are extremely rare.

30.00 millimeters
Charles E. Barber
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68+CAM PCGS grade PR68+CAM PCGS grade

“Cheyenne” Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - “Young - Dakota” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 PR68CAM PCGS grade PR68CAM PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 PR68CAM PCGS grade PR68CAM PCGS grade

Walter H. Childs Collection, purchased directly from the U.S. Mint - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:405, $12,650 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30575, $23,500 - “Perfection 10” Collection

2 PR68CAM estimated grade

John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4281, $43,125

5 PR67+CAM PCGS grade