1905 50C PR67 Certification #30775278, PCGS #6552

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Proof 1905 Half Dollars came out in a limited mintage of only 727 pieces.  The vast majority of survivors are Brilliant Proofs, usually in a range of grades from PR61 to PR66.  Cameo Proofs are very rare -- even more rare than the previous year.  Deep Cameo Proofs probably do not exist, just based on the methods the Mint was using in th early 1900's to strike Proofs.  There are a number of wonderfully toned, high-end examples of this date, though anything PR67 or better is a real prize.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
727
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
273
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 625 R-5.7 12 / 24 TIE 12 / 24 TIE
All Grades 600 R-5.8 9 / 24 TIE 9 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 13 / 24 TIE 13 / 24 TIE

Condition Census

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

Heritage 7/2009:1137, $24,150 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98574, $24,675 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 PR67+ PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade