1904-O 50C MS66+

CERTIFICATION#: 19806525
PCGS#: 6499

Owner's Comments

Lawrence. Eliasberg coin from Clapp Estate. Very nice original color and decent strike for an O mint. This coin has beautiful coloration and is a very tough date MS 65 and higer, nearly as difficult as the 04-S, but not yet priced in the same leaque. We once owned the Price/Emery-Nichols coin in the same grade, but the toning on the Eliasberg example is prettier, confirmed by my wife and daughter. There are some very nice MS 65 coins that we have seen of this date. We were pleased that when submitted for Secure Plus service, that this coin received a 66+ grade.

Expert Comments

David Akers: In any mint state grade, the 1904-O Barber Half Dollar is a notable rarity, among the very rarest in the entire series, although definitely not as rare as the 1904-S... Relatively few Gems of this issue exist...

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,117,600 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
20
3
20
1
4
28
3
10
47
7
25
350
13
45+
775
50+
925
53
1,000
1
53+
1,025
55+
1,200
58+
1,450
60
1,750
61
1,950
2
62+
3,000
63+
4,600
64+
7,500
65+
13,500
66+
26,500
2
67
37,500
2

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 120 R-7.8 4 / 74 TIE 4 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 9 / 74 TIE 9 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade David Akers 3/2003 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3210, $27,600
4 MS66 PCGS grade Superior 5/1993:584 - Heritage 1/2010:2558, $21,850