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SERIES: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1848 50C (Proof)

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PCGS PR65

PCGS PR64
PCGS #:
6392
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
13.36 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
5
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$74,750 • NGC PR66 • 7-1-2008 • Heritage Auctions
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 5 R-9.7 6 / 23 TIE 8 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 6 / 23 TIE 8 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 23 TIE 1 / 55 TIE
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 estimated grade  

Newcomb Collection - James G. MacAllister & Wayte Raymond 5/1945:859 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1534 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1819, $74,750 - Heritage 1/2013:5663, $55,812.50

2 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR63 estimated grade  
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 estimated grade  

Newcomb Collection - James G. MacAllister & Wayte Raymond 5/1945:859 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1534 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1819, $74,750 - Heritage 1/2013:5663, $55,812.50

2 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR63 estimated grade  

Jaime Hernandez: The Proof 1848 Seated Liberty Half Dollar is very rare. An example appears very seldom in the market. Going back to 1941, we only have about 13 records of it ever being sold at auction. Collectors should not be picky when attempting to obtain an example of this date, as it might be a very long time before they get the opportunity to buy one.