1912-D 50C MS66+

CERTIFICATION#: 19806551
PCGS#: 6525

Owner's Comments

Laibstain. Top pop coin. The coin has nice proof-like fields, a not too common attribute to mint state Barber halves of any date. The 1912-D is very common in circulated condition and serves as a great type coin all the way from good to gem; in mint state up through MS 64 it is very common and serves as one of the most available dates for a mint state Barber Half Dollar. It is not too difficult in MS 65, but is very tough in MS 66 or better. This coin, hand-picked by Harry Laibstain from many avaliable coins out there, is now graded at MS 66+, and as such is the single finest known. Having an MS 66+ as finest known is really hard to believe for this late-date issue as rolls of these were saved in uncirculated condition by some early dealers. It really is fun to collect these coins, study the history, peruse the populations of certified coins, and discuss these features with fellow enthusiastic collectors.

Expert Comments

David Akers: This is one of the few Barber Half Dollar issues that can reasonably be termed common in all mint state grades including Gem condition. However, well struck, attractively toned Gem quality examples...are not easy to locate...

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,300,800 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
24
2
18
3
16
3
45+
305
50+
435
53+
480
55+
575
58+
845
62+
950
63+
1,150
64+
1,975
3
65+
3,600
66+
9,750
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 1,000 R-5.0 72 / 74 72 / 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
2 MS66 PCGS grade Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:187 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3236, $5,750
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade   Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2961, $6,325
2 MS66 PCGS grade   John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4262, $6,037.50