1901 50C VF35

CERTIFICATION#: 24703906
PCGS#: 6489

Owner's Comments

Very scarce in all grades, R4.0.

Expert Comments

David Akers: This was one of the last Half Dollar [dates] added to Dr. [Thaine B.] Price's Collection. The reason for this is simple; in years of searching, he was never able to find a really high quality piece with the toning and eye appeal that he wanted. This long search for a Gem 1901 conclusively proved to me what I had long felt to be the case, namely, that this date and the other Philadelphia Mint issues from 1902-1905 are decidedly rare and underrated. They have always been regarded as little more than moderately common issues when, in fact, they are as rare and, in some cases, more rare than some of the popular mintmarked issues of the 1890's and early 1900's that have long been correctly recognized as rarities.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 4,268,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
18
3
16
2
4
18
2
6
22
5
45+
305
50+
435
53+
480
55+
575
58+
845
63+
1,150
1
64+
2,125
1
65+
5,600
66+
15,000
67
27,500
2

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 500 R-6.0 55 / 74 TIE 55 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 16 / 74 TIE 16 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:151 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3200, $27,600
1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 2/2009:1384, $5,462.50
3 MS66 PCGS grade   Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman
3 MS66 PCGS grade   Pinnacle Rarities - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2937, $10,350