1912 50C PR68 Certification #30785356, PCGS #6559

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1912 saw a bump in the production of Proof Half Dollars to a total of 700 piece, the largest Proof mintage since 1905 and for the remainder of the series.  As a result, Proof 1912 Half Dollars are readily available in the market and there are plenty of quality coins available (dozens are known in PR65 to PR66).  As usual for this later period in the series, Cameo Proofs are very rare and Deep Cameo Proofs are essentially non-existent.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
700
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
264
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 550 R-5.9 7 / 24 TIE 7 / 24 TIE
All Grades 530 R-5.9 7 / 24 TIE 7 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 1 / 24 TIE 1 / 24 TIE

Condition Census

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

Dale Friend Collection - Superior 5/2006:645, $12,650 - Heritage 7/2008:1712 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98549, $8,812.50

1 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR67+ PCGS grade
3 PR67+ PCGS grade