1912-S 50C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 19806552
PCGS#: 6526

Owner's Comments

Laibstain. Eliasberg from Clapp Estate. The coin was obtained directly from the San Francisco Mint by Mr. Clapp. This is a very nice coin with underlying luster, strong strike and nice toning. This is one of four Eliasberg coin in the set and there is no better pedigree, in our opinion. Originally purchased without the pedigree, but Ron Guth of PCGS recognized the coin and let us know it is from Eliasberg.

Expert Comments

David Akers: Although often available in the lower Uncirculated grades, in Gem condition the 1912-S is both rare and somewhat underrated. It is not quite as rare as the 1911-S, but it is more rare in Gem than the 1909-S, 1910-S and the S Mint issues from 1913 to 1915.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,370,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
24
2
18
3
16
1
4
18
45+
355
50+
435
53
485
9
53+
495
55+
625
58+
1,000
60
1,035
61
750
2
62+
1,025
63+
1,600
64+
3,800
4
65+
5,200

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,500 R-4.3 46 / 74 TIE 46 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 38 / 74 TIE 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 40 / 74 TIE 40 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS66 Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:188 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3237, $6,325
1 PCGS MS66   Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2128, $16,500 - Ray Cassano - Heritage 1/2000:6875, $8,050 - Heritage 8/2007:885, $6,325 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman
1 PCGS MS66   U.S. Coins - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2963, $6,325
1 PCGS MS66   Heritage 4/2006:2077, $10,925
1 PCGS MS66   Heritage 1/2008:1666, $7,590