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

1906 50C (Proof)

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PCGS PR68

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67
PCGS #:
6553
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
675
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$17,250 • NGC PR68 • 7-1-2008 • 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 600 R-5.8 9 / 24 TIE 9 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 580 R-5.8 9 / 24 TIE 9 / 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 PR68 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 PR67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:5090, $9,988 - D.L. Hansen Collection

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 PR67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:5090, $9,988 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  
3 PR67 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Proof 1906 Half Dollars mimic the other dates of the 1900-1907 era: they have small mintages; they are all scarce as Cameos; and they are exceedingly rare as Deep Cameos (where they exist).  For some reason, the quality of this date is slightly less than its contemporaries.  For most of the other dates, PR64 is the grade seen most frequently; for the 1906, it is PR63.  Fortunately, there are sufficient quantities in the other grades so that collectors can be choosy.