1898 50C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 19806506
PCGS#: 6480

Owner's Comments

Dale Friend. This special toned coin with luster bursting forth beneath, was sold directly to us by our good friend, Dale Friend. The date is surpassed only by the one coin Dale found that bettered this one. We consider it an honor to have this coin in our set. The 1898 is considered fairly common in lower grade mint state, and quite easy to find in low circulated grades, and not too difficult in middle and upper circulated grades.

Expert Comments

David Akers: Mint state examples of this issue are not especially difficult to locate, but true Gems...are considerably more rare than generally believed. By no means is the 1898 a common date like the 1892 or certain other issues after 1907...

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,956,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
6
26
1
45+
315
50+
435
53+
490
55+
600
58+
1,000
62+
1,075
63+
1,275
1
64+
2,075
1
65+
5,000
66+
18,500
1
67
45,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 58 / 74 TIE 58 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 55 / 74 TIE 55 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 46 / 74 TIE 46 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade   Pinnacle Rarities - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3879, $57,500
2 MS66 PCGS grade Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:142 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3191, $7,475
2 MS66 PCGS grade Dale Friend - Dr. Peter Shireman
2 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 2/2007:3547, $6,900
2 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2005:7447, $6,900