1896-O 50C MS66+

CERTIFICATION#: 16398764
PCGS#: 6475

Owner's Comments

Emery-Nichols/Akers/CAC

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
1
45+
1,650
50+
2,300
53+
3,100
55+
7,900
58
10,500
4
62+
6,250
63+
9,000
64+
17,500
65+
26,500
66+
44,000
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 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena “Emery & Nichols Collections” 11/1984:806 - David Akers, sold privately(?) on 8/16/1995 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3186, $37,375 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98547, $44,062.50

3 MS66 PCGS grade  

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 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena - Dr. Peter Shireman

4 MS65 PCGS grade   Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3875, $23,000