1914 50C MS65+

CERTIFICATION#: 19806556
PCGS#: 6530

Owner's Comments

Dave Weygant. Nice original toning and good luster. A very tough date in MS 65 and better, and a really good date in MS 64. This is a coin we really like due to the low mintage and lack of many gem and better coins. The low mintage has led to circulated coins to be hoarded by some. Only two finer graded than this nice gem. The 1914 is a lower mintage and, along with the 1913 and 1915 issues from Philadelphia, is highly prized in any condition, all the way from well-worn examples. The last three Philadelphia issues are minor key coins to the set in any condition, and there have been individuals that hoard these dates in circulated condition. We are unaware of anyone hoarding Barber halves in mint state condition.

Expert Comments

David Akers: This is a very popular date since it is the lowest mintage issue of the entire Barber Half Dollar series; only 124,230 pieces were minted. However, business strikes are not as rare as that low mintage figure would indicate, and mint state specimens of Choice Uncirculated or lower quality are relatively available. Very Choice examples are moderately rare, and Gem quality specimens are of extreme rarity, among the rarest in the entire series.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 124,230 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
60
45+
1,375
50+
1,550
53+
1,750
55+
2,050
58+
2,550
60
2,600
2
61
2,650
2
62+
2,750
63+
2,950
64+
4,200
3
65+
12,500
1
66+
40,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,750 R-4.7 15 / 74 TIE 15 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 38 / 74 TIE 38 / 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 Larry Shepherd 7/1998 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3241, $37,375
2 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 7/2006:2464, $16,100
3 MS65+ PCGS grade Weygand - Dr. Peter Shireman
4 MS65 PCGS grade   Heritage 3/2008:715, $8,625
4 MS65 PCGS grade   Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3909, $9,775