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Coins Certified as of 6/24

My Coin #14689895

1893-S 50C AU53

CERTIFICATION#: 14689895
PCGS#: 6467

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers: In Gem condition, the 1893-S is one of the rarest issues in the entire Barber Half Dollar series and only a few such specimens are known... Lower quality mint state examples can be located with only a moderate amount of effort, but it is unequivocally the case that, in Gem Uncirculated condition, the 1893-S Half Dollar is much more rare than the highly prized Silver Dollar of the same date and mint.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 740,000 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 125 R-7.7 8 / 74 8 / 74
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 2 / 74 2 / 74

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade

Joel Rettew 2/1976 - James Bennett Pryor  - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:257 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3178, $29,900

2 MS65 PCGS grade   Dr. Thaine Price - Akers 5/1998:129 - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4204, $17,365
2 MS65 PCGS grade   Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman
2 MS65 PCGS grade   Pinnacle - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3869, $29,900