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

1902 50C (Proof)

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PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+
PCGS #:
6549
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
777
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$15,275 • PCGS PR67+ • 4-26-2017 • 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 700 R-5.6 14 / 24 TIE 14 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 675 R-5.6 18 / 24 TIE 18 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 125 R-7.7 11 / 24 TIE 11 / 24 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67+ PCGS grade

“Denali” Collection

1 PR67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:3369, $15,275

1 PR67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2016:4578, $7,050

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

“Denali” Collection

1 PR67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:3369, $15,275

1 PR67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2016:4578, $7,050

4 PR67 PCGS grade  
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: In 1902, the mintage of Proof Half Dollars declined for the second year in a row -- and would continue to do so for two more years -- to a mere 777 coins.  By today's standards, that is a tiny mintage, but for the series it is about average.  The Mint also changed the way Proofs were made, moving to more emphasis on brilliance rather than Cameo contrast.  As a result, Deep Cameo 1902 Half Dollars are unheard of and it is actually a challenge to find a Cameo of any sort.  Like most Barber Half Dollar Proofs, this date is encountered most frequently in PR64.  Gems are semi-scarce, but anything better than PR66 starts to hit the Condition Census level.