1909 50C PR67+ Certification #30775282, PCGS #6556

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1909, the Mint increased production of Proof Half Dollars to a whopping 650 pieces.  As small  mintage as this might seem, it was a 20% increase over the output of the previous year.  In real terms, this has translated into a surprising jump in the total population of certified Proof 1909 Half Dollars.  This, coupled with a dramatic increase in the number of Cameo Proof 1909 Half Dollars, it is evident that the Mint was doing something different that year.  Further, the overall quality of this date is above-average, such that there are more certified PR68 examples of this date than any other in the entire series.  This is also one of but a couple of dates post -1901 where Deep Cameo Proofs exist.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
650
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
9
Pop Lower
249
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 575 R-5.8 9 / 24 TIE 9 / 24 TIE
All Grades 560 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 12/2013:3659, $15,862.50 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:184, $12,337.50

1 PR68 PCGS grade PR68 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection of Proof Barber Half Dollars - Superior 5/2006:638, $14,375 - Heritage 1/2007:1005, $11,500 - Stack’s 3/2007:625, $11,000 - Heritage 7/2007:964, $10,925 - Heritage 4/2012:3269, not sold - Heritage 8/2013:5659, $13,512.50 - Heritage 1/2015:5093, $11,162.50 - Heritage 6/2016:4582, $11,162.50

1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade