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

1896 50C, DC (Proof)

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PCGS PR67+DC

PCGS PR66+DC
PCGS #:
96543
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
762
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$24,150 • NGC PR68 • 5-28-2006 • Superior Galleries
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62+
1,150
62+
63
2,000
63
63+
2,200
63+
64
2,850
64
64+
3,300
64+
65+
5,850
65+
66
7,000
1
66
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7,850
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18,500
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1 PR67+DCAM PCGS grade

Kevorkian Collection of Proof Barber Halves

2 PR67DCAM estimated grade  

Dale Friend Collection of Proof Barber Half Dollars - Superior 5/2006:620, $24,150

3 PR66+DCAM PCGS grade
4 PR66DCAM estimated grade  
4 PR66DCAM estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67+DCAM PCGS grade

Kevorkian Collection of Proof Barber Halves

2 PR67DCAM estimated grade  

Dale Friend Collection of Proof Barber Half Dollars - Superior 5/2006:620, $24,150

3 PR66+DCAM PCGS grade
4 PR66DCAM estimated grade  
4 PR66DCAM estimated grade  
6 PR65DCAM PCGS grade  
7 PR64DCAM estimated grade  
8 PR62DCAM PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Proof 1896 Half Dollars fit nicely into the series in terms of relative rarity, availabilty, and quality -- all of which are good.  What is different about this date, however, is the extreme rarity of Deep Cameo examples.  It was as if the Mint forgot how to make Deep Cameos just in this one year.  Brilliant Proofs and Cameo Proofs can be found with ease, but if you're working on a set of Deep Cameos, this date is a real stopper.