1905 50C AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 19266220
PCGS#: 6501

Owner's Comments

Purchased raw from Dave Kahn Rare Coins - I was expecting a 58+ and was disappointed. There are only 4 or 5 circulated "+" coins in the entire series. Perhaps one day this will be added, I think it is most definately worthy.

Expert Comments

David Akers: Only 662,000 pieces were minted of this issue, one of the lowest mintage figures for the entire series regardless of mint. Among Philadelphia Mint issues, the 1905 ranks fifth in low mintage after the 1910, 1913, 1914 and 1915. However, this issue is much more rare than any of those with the sole exception of the 1914. In my experience, the 1905 is also not as rare as the 1903 and 1904, but its very low mintage has gained it a rather greater measure of fame.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 662,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
20
3
20
1
4
28
2
6
35
45+
310
50+
360
53+
410
55+
465
58+
550
62+
1,200
63+
1,750
1
64+
3,000
4
65+
6,500
1
66+
11,250
1
67+
23,500
68+
125,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 40 / 74 TIE 40 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 28 / 74 TIE 28 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 29 / 74 TIE 29 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade John Albanese 2/2009 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3212, $132,250 - Legend Numismatics
2 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine Price - David Akers 5/1998:163 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2009:2495, $16,100 - Heritage 10/2009:730, $14,950

 

2 MS67 PCGS grade  

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4238, $21,850 - Heritage 4/2006:2060, $21,850 - Heritage 1/2007:999, $25,300

4 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2009:2943, $6,900