Feedback

X

Leave Comment

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

1898 50C (Proof)

View All Coin Images

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR65
PCGS #:
6545
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
735
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$20,125 • NGC PR67 • 8-1-2002 • Superior Galleries
Go To Grade
  • 53
  • 55
  • 58
  • 60
  • 61
  • 62
  • 62+
  • 63
  • 63+
  • 64
  • 64+
  • 65
  • 65+
  • 66
  • 66+
  • 67
  • 67+
  • 68
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 675 R-5.6 14 / 24 TIE 14 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 650 R-5.7 13 / 24 TIE 13 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 20 / 24 TIE 20 / 24 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
1 PR67 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Have all of the 1898 Proof Half Dollars survived?  One might get that impression from the number of Proofs that have been certified by PCGS and NGC.  PCGS alone has certified almost half the original mintage; NGC has certified over 260.  That leaves just over 100 ungraded examples.  Even if one discounts for resubmissions, this is a large percentage of survivors.  Overall quality hovers around the PR63 to PR64 level, though there are some impaired examples at the lower end and some superb Gems at the high end.  The finest examples top out at PR68.

At least a fourth, and possibly half, of the 1898 Proof Half Dollars qualify as Cameos.  A much smaller percentage show as Deep Cameos -- these are the first coins from the dies.