Feedback

X

Leave Comment

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

1881 50C (Proof)

View All Coin Images

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66
PCGS #:
6442
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
975
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$17,308 • NGC PR68 • 9-21-2006 • American Numismatic Rarities
Show Plus Grades Hide eBay
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 900 R-5.2 21 / 25 TIE 51 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 850 R-5.3 21 / 25 TIE 51 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 80 R-8.2 13 / 25 TIE 38 / 55 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

“Chrismor” Collection (PCGS Set registry)q - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 PR67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 4/2012:4952, $9,488 - “Perfection 8” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 PR67 PCGS grade

Blue Moon Collection, Part I - Stack's/Bowers 3/2017:2099, $7,050

1 PR67 PCGS grade  
1 PR67 estimated grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:484, $11,500 - American Numismatic Rarities 9/2006:337, $17,308 - Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 9/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98512, $9,400 - Heritage 12/2015:3199, $8,518.75

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

“Chrismor” Collection (PCGS Set registry)q - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 PR67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 4/2012:4952, $9,488 - “Perfection 8” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 PR67 PCGS grade

Blue Moon Collection, Part I - Stack's/Bowers 3/2017:2099, $7,050

1 PR67 PCGS grade  
1 PR67 estimated grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:484, $11,500 - American Numismatic Rarities 9/2006:337, $17,308 - Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 9/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98512, $9,400 - Heritage 12/2015:3199, $8,518.75

6 PR66 PCGS grade  
6 PR66 PCGS grade  
6 PR66 PCGS grade  
6 PR66 PCGS grade  
6 PR66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: After topping out at 1,355 Proofs in the previous year, the mintage of Proof Half Dollars returned to a more normal number (975 pieces).  The mintage of circulation strike Half Dollars in 1881 was also small -- a mere 10,000 pieces.  Thus, any example of an 1881 Half Dollar -- Mint State or Proof -- is in high demand.  Because the quality of the Proofs made in 1881 is somewhat lacking, it is difficult to tell a Prooflike early strike from a true Proof, therefore we recommend certification to confirm status.  About a third of all Proof 1881 Half Dollars show Cameo contrast.  Deep Cameo Proofs are extremely rare, in keeping with virtually all of the previous dates.