1915-D 50C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 19806559
PCGS#: 6533

Owner's Comments

Laibstain. A very common date even up through MS 66. Saved as the last date, and in roll quantities. This is a nice lustrous coin and a good example for the date. One of the most common dates encountered in circulated condition, too, and one of the most common found in F and VF. A good choice for a type coin, although 1892 is preferred by many as first year of issue. Such circulated coins could be found as late as the 1960's in circulation, attesting to the longevity of this series in commerce. My grandmother collected coins, mostly from circulation in the 1950's and 1960's and had about a roll of Barber Halves mostly grading AG to G.

Expert Comments

David Akers: This is one of the most common issues in the series, but it is actually common only in the relative sense as that term applies to Barber Half Dollars. In absolute terms, the 1915-D is uncommon in all mint state grades and very scarce in Gem condition. Many Gems I have seen have not been particularly attractive, however, and so when eye appeal and overall appearance are considered along with technical quality (lack of marks etc.), it is apparent that Gems...are quite rare and very desirable.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,170,400 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
24
2
18
3
16
4
18
1
6
22
2
45+
305
50+
385
1
53+
430
55+
525
58+
875
62+
950
63+
1,150
5
65+
3,600
66+
10,750
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 7,000 R-3.6 74 / 74 74 / 74
60 or Better 1,250 R-4.9 73 / 74 73 / 74
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 69 / 74 TIE 69 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3665 - Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:195 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3244, $6,900

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade   U.S. Coins - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2970, $4,887.50
2 MS66 PCGS grade   John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2006:4270, $3,622.50 - Heritage 1/2006:2845, $3,450
2 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 4/2009:816, $4,600