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

1891 50C (Proof)

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PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66
PCGS #:
6452
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
600
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$20,700 • NGC PR68 • 6-21-2006 • American Numismatic Rarities
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 525 R-5.9 5 / 25 TIE 34 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 2 / 25 TIE 30 / 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  
1 PR67 estimated grade  
3 PR66+ PCGS grade  
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
1 PR67 estimated grade  
3 PR66+ PCGS grade  
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade  
4 PR66 PCGS grade  
4 PR66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In 1891, the last year of the Seated Liberty design, the Philadelphia Mint produced 600 Proofs and 200,000 circulation strikes (the largest mintage since 1878).  This return to normal means that the price pressure on Proofs is off because collectors can opt for a more common, circulation strike instead.  PR63 and PR64 examples are the ones seen most frequently.  Cameo examples are scarce, but not rare, unlike the Deep Cameo examples, which are as scarce as hen's teeth.