1914 50C PR66 Certification #30785358, PCGS #6561

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Of all the Proof Barber Half Dollars, the date with the smallest mintage is 1914.  In that year, employees at the Philadelphia Mint made a mere 380 proof Half Dollars.  At today's prices, this is one of the greatest values in American numismatics.  Can you imagine what a modern Proof Lincoln Cent with a mintage of 380 pieces would be worth?

The Mint was still favoring Brilliant Proofs over Cameo Proofs in 1914, which may account for the poor sales.  As a result, Cameo proofs are very rare and Deep Cameo Proofs are essentially non-existent.

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
380
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
18
Pop Lower
187
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 340 R-6.3 1 / 24 1 / 24
All Grades 330 R-6.3 1 / 24 1 / 24
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 3 / 24 TIE 3 / 24 TIE

Condition Census

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

Heritage 7/2008:647, $10,925 - Heritage 8/2013:4045, $14,688 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98577, $9,694

1 PR67+ PCGS grade PR67+ PCGS grade

Denali Collection

1 PR67+ PCGS grade PR67+ PCGS grade
4 PR67 PCGS grade PCGS #6561 (PR)     67
4 PR67 PCGS grade PR67 PCGS grade