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Coins Certified as of 8/25

My Coin #09161084

1908-D 50C AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 09161084
PCGS#: 6513

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1908, the Denver Mint was the second most prolific producer of Half Dollars, though the mintage was not quite as large as that of the previous year.  The 1908-D Half Dollar is a common date that can be found readily in MS63 and MS64.  There is also an ample supply of MS65's -- about half the population of MS64's.  The low end of the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census includes some MS66's, but the real rarities are in MS67, where only a few have been certified.  NGC reports a single MS68 -- that coin set a record price for the date in 2014, but it resold in 2015 for substantially less.

David Akers: This is a fairly common issue that is easily obtained below the Gem level, but Gem quality examples are certainly very scarce.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,280,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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 150 R-7.5 64 / 74 TIE 64 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 estimated grade  

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4250, $17,250 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98561, $32,900 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3306, $22,325

5 MS66+ PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3645 - Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:175 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3224, $7,475 - Heritage 1/2015:5045, $4,465 - Heritage 9/2015:3953, $3,995