1906-O 50C MS67+

CERTIFICATION#: 19806532
PCGS#: 6506

Owner's Comments

Laibstain. Hugon coin. Tied for the finest known with the Duckor coin. What a wonderful and beautiful original coin with nice toning and sharp strike. When the set was first being assembled, the mint marked issues of 1906 were elusive, even in MS 63 and MS 64. Eventually we were able to find nice examples, and some of the difficulty finding the coins from 1906 could be considered random, but the 1906-D, O, and S coins still hold a special place in the collection for the difficulty they gave us in finding the right examples.

Expert Comments

David Akers: In my opinion, this is a very underrated issue, one that is more rare, especially in Gem condition, than the 1905-O which had a mintage of only a little more than one fifth as great. It is also very nearly in the same rarity category with respect to Gem condition as most of the more publicized, and generally more highly regarded, O Mint issues from 1892-1904.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,446,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
20
45+
320
50+
410
53+
455
55+
585
58+
1,010
60
700
1
62
1,100
7
62+
1,200
63+
1,850
64+
3,750
65+
6,850
66+
12,500
67+
45,000
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 19 / 74 TIE 19 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 12 / 74 TIE 12 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 16 / 74 TIE 16 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS67+

New Orleans Mint - S. Benton Emery - Walter P. Nichols - Bowers & Merena 11/1984:835 - Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:168 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3217, $46,000

2 PCGS MS67   John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4243, $27,600 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman
3 PCGS MS66   Heritage Galleries - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3898, $12,650
3 PCGS MS66   Heritage 1/2007:4569, $9,200
3 PCGS MS66   Eliasberg - Heritage 1/2005:6362, $7,475