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Coins Certified as of 4/30

My Coin #19134972

1905-O 50C AU53

CERTIFICATION#: 19134972
PCGS#: 6502

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers: The 1905-O is one of the lowest mintage issues in the series; in fact, among all of the branch mint Barber Half Dollar issues, only the 1892-O had a lower mintage. Fortunately, a few extraordinary specimens have been saved; the 1905-O in the Eliasberg sale was nearly perfect, for example, and the Dr. Robert Wynsen specimen is also of exceptional quality. Most 1905-O Half Dollars, even those that might otherwise technically qualify as Gems, are poorly struck, often with mumps, and generally have substandard luster.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 505,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 11 / 74 TIE 11 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 38 / 74 TIE 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 70 R-8.3 44 / 74 TIE 44 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Paramount “Auction '86” 7/1986:1697 - David Akers, sold privately on 6/15/1992 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3213, $63,250 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3298, $54,050

1 MS68 PCGS grade  

New Orleans Mint - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2104, $33,000 - Heritage 1/2015:4145, $56,400

3 MS67 PCGS grade   Superior - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3896, $29,900
3 MS67 PCGS grade   John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4239, $15,525
5 MS67 estimated grade