1899 50C MS66+

CERTIFICATION#: 19806509
PCGS#: 6483

Owner's Comments

Laibstain. Hugon. A very nice example from John Hugon's amazing Barber Half Dollar collection. Nicely struck, nice toning, and underlying luster make this a very special coin. Despite the mintage, the date is very difficult in MS 66 and above, like so many others in the set, but P mint coins typically seem like they would be more available. How coins such as this one even survived for the past 110 plus years in such wonderful condition is nothing short of amazing!

Expert Comments

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 5,538,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
24
1
2
18
3
16
4
18
3
6
22
3
12
59
17
45+
305
50+
385
53+
430
55+
525
58+
875
60
885
3
62+
950
1
63+
1,150
1
64+
1,975
65+
3,600
1
66+
10,000
2
67
30,000
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 6,000 R-3.8 70 / 74 TIE 70 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 62 / 74 TIE 62 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 51 / 74 TIE 51 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade David Akers 11/1995 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3194, $34,500
1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4220, $6,612.50 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman
3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 4/2008:1221, $3,737.50