1908-O 50C MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 19806540
PCGS#: 6514

Owner's Comments

Laibstain. Duckor/Akers coin. This is a very nice 08-O and lacks the so commonly seen "mumps" that plagues many of the 1906-09 coins from New Orleans. The mumps is thought to be due to die buckling. IWe have also seen mumps in combination with die clashes; both relate to mint-made defects. The MS 67 grade has captured 13 coins, and one finer, but they seldom show up for sale leading us to believe that the population may be slightly overstated. At the MS 67 level, the 1908-O and 1892 account for the most common dates available, yet we have only occasionally encountered the 1908-O in MS 67, distinctly less commonly than the 1892 in this grade. The pre-ANA sale by Heritage in Rosemont, IL featured two other 1908-O halves in MS 67, a very unusual chance for two of the known specimens to be sold at one auction.

Expert Comments

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 5,360,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
24
2
18
1
45+
305
50+
435
53+
480
55+
575
58+
845
60
875
4
62+
950
1
63+
1,150
64+
1,975
65+
3,650
66+
9,750
2
67+
26,000

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 600 R-5.8 62 / 74 TIE 62 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 69 / 74 TIE 69 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade David Akers 6/1992 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3225, $15,525 - Dr. Peter Shireman
2 MS67 PCGS grade
Heritage 8/2004:6282, $7,072.50 - Heritage 3/2008:712, $9,775 - Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7215, $12,651.15 (the pedigrees for this coin and Lot 7214 were swapped in the Heritage catalog)
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  

Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7214, $13,225 (the pedigrees for this coin and Lot 7215 were swapped in the Heritage catalog)