1899-O 50C MS66+

CERTIFICATION#: 19806510
PCGS#: 6484

Owner's Comments

Laibstain. Hugon coin. Very nice example with mellow toning and good strike. Tied with two others for finest known, one of the many tough coins in the set in gem and better.

Expert Comments

David Akers: The 1899-O Barber Half Dollar is not as rare as any of the O Mint issues preceding it or those that follow through 1906; in fact, it is relatively available in grades up to and including Choice Uncirculated. However, above that level it is very scarce and true Gems...are rare.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,724,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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20
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21
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41
10
45+
460
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525
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600
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575
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700
62+
1,200
63+
2,100
64+
4,000
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65+
10,000
66+
25,000
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,250 R-4.9 4 / 74 TIE 4 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 28 / 74 TIE 28 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 16 / 74 TIE 16 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade David Akers 11/1992 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3195, $25,300
1 MS66+ PCGS grade John C. Hugon - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman
1 MS66+ PCGS grade   Heritage 5/2004:7523, $13,800
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade   Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3882, $10,350