1903 50C MS66

PCGS#: 6495

Owner's Comments


Expert Comments

David Akers: In my estimation, this is one of the most underrated issues in this series. Mintage figures give no indication whatsoever of its true rarity since 2,278,000 pieces were struck, hardly a low figure. However, in any mint state grade, a 1903 Barber Half Dollar is very scarce, if not rare, and of the relatively few known mint state specimens, only a handful could legitimately be termed Gems. The 1903 is considerably more rare than most of the popular and highly regarded mintmarked issues of the 1890's, and it is also the rarest of the three issues of 1903, a fact which may surprise all but the serious student of this wonderful series

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,278,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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 250 R-6.6 28 / 74 TIE 28 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 9 / 74 TIE 9 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade Dr. Steven Duckor - Dr. Peter Shireman
1 MS66 PCGS grade Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:157 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3206, $12,650
1 MS66 PCGS grade   Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3891, $13,800
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade