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 in 1912. The coin was then purchased by Louis Elisaberg as part of the Clapp Estate; he purchased the Clapp collection to fill out many holes his collection at that time. This is a very nice coin with underlying luster, strong strike and nice toning. This is one of four Clapp/Eliasberg coins in the set and there is no better pedigree, in our opinion. We feel priviledged to own and hold these historical coins as part of our set. Originally we purchased the coin without the pedigree, but Ron Guth of PCGS recognized this coin, and let us know it is from the Eliasberg Collection.

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+
485
53
535
9
53+
545
55+
675
58+
970
60
1,025
61
750
2
62+
1,025
63+
1,600
64+
3,800
5
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 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:188 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3237, $6,325

1 MS66 PCGS grade

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 MS66 PCGS grade   U.S. Coins - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2963, $6,325
1 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 4/2006:2077, $10,925
1 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2008:1666, $7,590