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

1909 50C, DC (Proof)

PCGS #:
96556
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
650
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$14,950 • PCGS PR67 • 2-1-2005 • Heritage Auctions
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60
550
60
61
675
61
62
1,000
62
62+
1,150
62+
63
2,000
63
63+
2,200
63+
64+
3,300
64+
65
5,500
65
65+
5,850
65+
66
7,000
66
66+
7,850
66+
67
13,500
1
67
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67DCAM PCGS grade  
2 PR64DCAM PCGS grade  
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67DCAM PCGS grade  
2 PR64DCAM PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In 1909, the Mint increased production of Proof Half Dollars to a whopping 650 pieces.  Even so, this was a 20% increase over the output of the previous year.  In real terms, this has translated into a surprising jump in the total population of certified Proof 1909 Half Dollars.  This, coupled with a dramatic increase in the number of Cameo Proof 1909 Half Dollars, it is evident that the Mint was doing something different that year.  Further, the overall quality of this date is above-average, such that there are more certified PR68 examples of this date than any other in the entire series.  This is also one of but a couple of dates post -1901 where Deep Cameo Proofs exist.