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

1877 50C (Proof)

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PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66
PCGS #:
6438
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
510
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$14,100 • PCGS PR66 • 1-9-2013 • Heritage Auctions
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 450 R-6.1 1 / 25 29 / 55
60 or Better 435 R-6.1 1 / 25 29 / 55
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 1 / 25 17 / 55
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2017:3108, $4,935

2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2017:3108, $4,935

2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR66 PCGS grade  
7 PR65 PCGS grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade
7 PR65 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Proof 1877 Half Dollars have the smallest mintage of any Proof Seated Liberty Half Dollar since the end of the Civil War (this came on the heels of the largest Proof mintage in the previous year).  The smaller mintage is reflected in the PCGS Population Report, where the number of certified Proof 1877 Half Dollars is the lowest of the same period.  This disparity makes the 1877 a "sleeper" in the series and a great value for collectors.  Many Proof 1877 Half Dollar suffer from handling marks, hairlines, and overall improper storage, making it very difficult to find nice examples.  Approximately 20% of the known survivors are Cameo Proofs.  As with many of it's contemporaries, the 1877 Half Dollar is extremely rare as a Deep Cameo.