1909 50C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 19806542
PCGS#: 6516

Owner's Comments

Heritage. One of our earliest purchases, this is a vibrant and lustrous coin with smooth surfaces. There are surprisingly few coins in MS 66 with only 2-3 finer. This exact coin holds a special place in our collection, being the first coin to be MS 65 or better (our first gem), reaching that status many years ago when the set had only about 40 coins out of the 74 (counting the 1892-O micro O variety), and most were MS 63 and 64. This is a common Barber Half in grades of less than MS 65, and at one time was quite tough in MS 65, but over the years many have become graded in gem, and a few better.

Expert Comments

David Akers: As a date, the 1909 is one of the most common issues in the entire series and Uncirculated examples are not at all difficult to locate. Even Gems appear with some regularity, at least in comparison to most other issues of the series.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,368,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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24
2
18
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16
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18
2
6
22
3
45+
305
50+
435
53+
480
55+
575
58+
845
62+
950
63+
1,150
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64+
1,925
65+
3,650

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,500 R-3.9 68 / 74 TIE 68 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 68 / 74 TIE 68 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 69 / 74 TIE 69 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 11/1994:2262 - David Akers 11/1995 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3227, $9,775

1 MS66+ PCGS grade
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1 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade