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SERIES: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1893 50C (Proof)

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PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67
PCGS #:
6540
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
792
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$25,300 • PCGS PR68 • 1-3-2012 • 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 650 R-5.7 12 / 24 TIE 12 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 625 R-5.7 13 / 24 TIE 13 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 175 R-7.2 17 / 24 TIE 17 / 24 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68+ PCGS grade  
2 PR67+ PCGS grade

“Denali” Collection

2 PR67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2014:3182, $8,636 - Heritage 2/2018:3928, $6,600

4 PR67 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

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

“Denali” Collection

2 PR67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2014:3182, $8,636 - Heritage 2/2018:3928, $6,600

4 PR67 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 PR67 PCGS grade  
4 PR67 PCGS grade  
4 PR67 PCGS grade  
4 PR67 PCGS grade  
4 PR67 PCGS grade  
4 PR67 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: After the initial jump in demand for Proofs of the first-year-of-issue in 1892, collectors paid less attention to the 1893 Proof Half Dollars, resutling in a 36% drop in the mintage.  Nonetheless, at 792 coins, the 1893 has a mintage that can be considered average for the series.  Cameo Proofs make up at least a third of the total mintage, if not more.  Deep Cameos are quite scarce but can be obtained with much more ease than any of the later Proof Seated Liberty Half Dollars.