1897 50C MS66+

CERTIFICATION#: 19806503
PCGS#: 6477

Owner's Comments

Adrian Crane. We discoverd and purchased this coin from Adrian after the coin was listed on eBay. A very nice and original monster toned specimen with great peripheral toning that is multicolor. Only two are graded finer and this for a seemingly common P mint from the late 1800's. So many dates in this set are surprisingly difficult over grade MS 64. Barber Halves with peripheral toning in the blue ranges of color like this one are truly stunning. This is a very pretty coin!

Expert Comments

David Akers: This is one of the more common Philadelphia Mint Barber Half Dollars of this decade, but Gem quality examples...are still surprisingly rare.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,480,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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18
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4
18
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6
22
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27
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45+
305
50+
435
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480
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575
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950
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63+
1,150
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3,650
66+
11,000
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4,500 R-4.1 57 / 74 57 / 74
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 55 / 74 TIE 55 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 64 / 74 TIE 64 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade Dale Friend 9/2002 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3188, $27,600
1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade   John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4214, $5,462.50
3 MS66 PCGS grade   Adrian Crane - Dr. Peter Shireman