1913-D 50C AU55

CERTIFICATION#: 12560909
PCGS#: 6528

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers: Only 534,000 pieces of this issue were minted, one of the lowest mintage figures in the series. However, despite having such a low mintage figure, something which generally earns an issue a certain amount of respect, there really never has been much acclaim for the 1913-D as a rarity. Of course, that probably is due mainly to the fact that it is relatively common and easily obtained in all mint state grades below Very Choice Uncirculated. However, for some reason, Gems of this issue are extremely difficult to find. As I have mentioned before, many of the Barber Half Dollars issues are underrated in high grade, and what little attention has been paid to the series in the past, largely has been focused on a small number of issues, primarily the mintmarked coins from 1892-1905. For that reason, the rarity of many other issues, especially in Gem condition, has simply been overlooked. Just because a particular issue is readily available in Choice Uncirculated condition does not necessarily mean that it is easy to find in Gem condition. The 1913-D Barber Half Dollar is just such an issue, and there are many analogous examples in almost every series of United States coins.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 534,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
20
3
18
2
4
22
2
25
130
13
45+
330
50+
415
53+
470
55+
575
58+
950
62+
1,050
63+
1,250
1
64+
2,175
2
65+
6,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4,000 R-4.2 50 / 74 TIE 50 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 49 / 74 TIE 49 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 29 / 74 TIE 29 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS66 David Akers 6/1992 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3239, $9,775
1 PCGS MS66  
1 PCGS MS66   Eliasberg - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2965, $14,375
4 PCGS MS65   Dolney - Dr. Peter Shireman
4 PCGS MS65