1906 50C PR68 Certification #30775279, PCGS #6553

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Proof 1906 Half Dollars mimic the other dates of the 1900-1907 era: they have small mintages; they are all scarce as Cameos; and they are exceedingly rare as Deep Cameos (where they exist).  For some reason, the quality of this date is slightly less than its contemporaries.  For most of the other dates, PR64 is the grade seen most frequently; for the 1906, it is PR63.  Fortunately, there are sufficient quantities in the other grades so that collectors can be choosy.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
675
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
282
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 9 / 24 TIE 9 / 24 TIE
All Grades 580 R-5.8 9 / 24 TIE 9 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 125 R-7.7 11 / 24 TIE 11 / 24 TIE

Condition Census

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 PR67+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6553 (PR) 67

Heritage 1/2015:5090, $9,988 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67 PCGS grade