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

1884 50C (Proof)

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PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66
PCGS #:
6445
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
875
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$41,125 • PCGS PR68 • 1-9-2013 • Heritage Auctions
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 800 R-5.4 17 / 25 TIE 47 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 760 R-5.4 18 / 25 TIE 48 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 80 R-8.2 13 / 25 TIE 38 / 55 TIE
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1 PR68 PCGS grade  

Stephen Stokely Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Heritage 8/2006:5255, $25,300 - Daryl J. Haynor Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7194, $23,000 - “Greensboro” Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5693, $41,125

2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade  
2 PR67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade  

Stephen Stokely Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Heritage 8/2006:5255, $25,300 - Daryl J. Haynor Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7194, $23,000 - “Greensboro” Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5693, $41,125

2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade  
2 PR67 PCGS grade  
6 PR66 PCGS grade
6 PR66 PCGS grade
6 PR66 PCGS grade
6 PR66 PCGS grade  
6 PR66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: By 1884, interest in Proof Half Dollars began to wane, even though the mintage of regular issue Half Dollars for circulation was quite low (only 4,400 pieces).  Looking at the market today and how demand for Proof coins is so strong, it is hard to believe that 875 Proof Half Dollars were all the Mint could sell in 1884.  Nonetheless, this is a very affordable rarity and it can be found in a nice range of grades from PR62 to PR65.  Above PR65, this date becomes very rare and anything better than PR66 is a true condition-rarity.  Cameo Proofs make up a smaller percentage of the total population than in previous years and Deep Cameos are extremely rare.