1895-O 50C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 19806498
PCGS#: 6472

Owner's Comments

Laibstain. Very nice example of a tough date in the series in superb gem. This example is silky and blasty white with a reasonably strong strike, showing a tad bit of weakness on a few obverse stars. Only two graded finer. Not as well known as the two issues that follow it from the New Oleans Mint (the 96-O and 97-O have long been known to be key coins in mint state, and are important in circulated grades, too), but still a coin that does not become available with any frequency in MS 65 or above.

Expert Comments

David Akers: The 1895-O is a scarce issue in any mint state grade, and specimens better than Choice Uncirculated are very difficult to find. Gems are very rare, roughly comparable in rarity to Gems of the 1894-O and 1892-O among many other issues.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,766,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
1
4
28
6
45+
405
50+
565
53+
655
55+
790
58+
1,145
60
1,175
2
61
1,200
5
62+
1,425
63+
2,100
64+
4,350
66+
18,000

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 200 R-7.0 12 / 74 TIE 12 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 16 / 74 TIE 16 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade   Park Avenue Numismatics - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3872, $46,000
1 MS67 PCGS grade David Akers 8/1995 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3183, $51,750
3 MS66 PCGS grade   Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman
3 MS66 PCGS grade John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4209, $13,225
3 MS66 PCGS grade