1899-S 50C AU55

CERTIFICATION#: 21837005
PCGS#: 6485

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers: In terms of overall rarity, the 1899-S is considerably more rare than the 1899-O, although at the Gem level, the two issues are roughly comparable. In Choice Uncirculated and lower grades, this issue can be located with only a moderate amount of difficulty but, in Gem condition, the 1899-S is very rare with probably no more than 20-25 examples known.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,686,411 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
20
3
21
1
25
155
15
45+
435
50+
500
53+
550
55+
625
58+
725
60
850
2
61
975
62+
1,475
63+
2,650
64+
4,200
65+
6,500
1
66+
11,500
1
67+
27,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,750 R-4.4 40 / 74 TIE 40 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 28 / 74 TIE 28 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 29 / 74 TIE 29 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade   Heritage 1/1999:6784, $17,825 - Belle Glade Collection - Heritage 8/2006:5262, $40,250
2 MS67 PCGS grade David Akers 8/1995 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3196, $14,950
2 MS67 PCGS grade   John C. Hugon - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3883, $15,525 - Heritage 7/2009:1134, $13,225
4 MS66+ PCGS grade Larry Whitlow - Dr. Peter Shireman
5 MS66 PCGS grade