1909 50C, CAM PR66CAM Certification #20887066, PCGS #86556

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1909, the Mint increased production of Proof Half Dollars to a whopping 650 pieces.  Even so, this 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
15
Pop Lower
31
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68CAM PCGS grade PR68CAM PCGS grade
1 PR68CAM PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2005:7508 - Larry Shepherd, sold privately in 8/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98548, $11,162.50

1 PR68CAM PCGS grade
4 PR67CAM PCGS grade PR67CAM PCGS grade
4 PR67CAM PCGS grade PR67CAM PCGS grade