1912 50C VG8

CERTIFICATION#: 18370958
PCGS#: 6524

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers: This is a very common issue below Gem condition, and it is one of the most common mint state issues of the entire series. However, for some unknown reason, Gems are surprisingly scarce. In fact, with the exception of the ultra-low mintage 1914, the 1912 is the rarest Philadelphia Mint issue in Gem condition from 1906-1915. This is an issue that almost no one thinks of as being anything special because of the ready availability of lower grade specimens, but just try and find a Gem...

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,550,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
24
2
18
3
16
4
18
2
8
27
12
45+
305
50+
385
53+
430
55+
525
58+
875
1
62+
950
63+
1,150
64+
2,075
4
65+
5,000
2
66
10,500
2
66+
20,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 6,000 R-3.8 70 / 74 TIE 70 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 850 R-5.3 71 / 74 71 / 74
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 51 / 74 TIE 51 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade David Akers 6/2002 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3235, $23,000
2 MS66 PCGS grade Dr. Thaine Price - Dr. Steven Duckor - Dr. Peter Shireman
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade   Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2960, $3,335
4 MS65 PCGS grade   Heritage 12/2009:783, $2,760