1896-O 50C AU50

CERTIFICATION#: 14798556
PCGS#: 6475

Owner's Comments

I traded this coin for some 55-58 semikey barber quarters - 02s,99s,05o and others from the Sandwich Collection. It took me 18 months to get it back and it cost me a 60% premium. Looking back would I do it again - you betcha. One of my top 5 favorite coins and it is now back home after being held hostage !! Grins

Expert Comments

David Akers: Among the 74 Barber Half Dollar issues, the 1896-O has long been prized as one of the rarest and most elusive issues. Look over the great auction sales of the past 50 years or so, and I think you will be surprised how seldom the 1896-O has been offered in Gem condition. Such high priced rarities as 1892-S, 1893-S and 1895 Morgan Dollars, and 1921-S Half Dollars have all appeared with far greater regularity in Gem condition than have not only this Barber Half Dollar issue but many of the other issues in this series as well.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 924,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
22
4
43
7
45+
1,500
50+
1,800
53
2,000
5
53+
2,050
55+
2,600
58+
2,850
60
2,950
61
3,100
62+
4,000
63+
8,000
64+
17,500
65+
26,500
66+
40,000
1
67
75,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 2 / 74 TIE 2 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 2 / 74 2 / 74
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 3 / 74 TIE 3 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS67  
2 PCGS MS66+

Bowers & Merena "Emery & Nichols Collections 11/1984:806 - David Akers 8/1995 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3186, $37,375

3 PCGS MS66  

Dr. Thaine Price - David Akers 5/1989:137 - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4212, $29,900 - Heritage 7/2008:1705, $51,750 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2492, $28,750

4 PCGS MS65   Bowers & Merena - Dr. Peter Shireman
4 PCGS MS65   Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3875, $23,000