1902 50C, CAM PR67+ CAM Certification #30775275, PCGS #86549

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1902, the mintage of Proof Half Dollars declined for the second year in a row -- and would continue to do so for two more years -- to a mere 777 coins.  By today's standards, that is a tiny mintage, but for the series it is about average.  The Mint also changed the way Proofs were made, moving to more emphasis on brilliance rather than Cameo contrast.  As a result, Deep Cameo 1902 Half Dollars are unheard of and it is actually a challenge to find a Cameo of any sort.  Like most Barber Half Dollar Proofs, this date is encountered most frequently in PR64.  Gems are semi-scarce, but anything better than PR66 starts to hit the Condition Census level.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
777
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
35
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Condition Census

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

Dr. Thaine Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:204 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4282, $32,200 - Simpson Collection

1 PR67+CAM PCGS grade PR67+CAM PCGS grade

Laxdive Collection

3 PR67CAM PCGS grade
3 PR67CAM PCGS grade
3 PR67CAM PCGS grade