1907-O 50C MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 19806563
PCGS#: 6510

Owner's Comments

Laibstain. Friend. One of several coins formerly in the great collection of Dale Friend. This coin has even, pretty, greenish and aquamarine toning over lustrous surfaces and a strong strike. It is tied with one other for finest known. This coin is much more difficult in MS 67 than the 1908-O,. Many of the New Orleans coins in 1907 and 1908 have "mumps." This is a peculiar raised area on the cheek/neck area of the obverse that experts think is due to die "buckling." The location and the bulge seen on such coins reminds people of what the viral disease, mumps, looks like when affecting the parotid salivary gland. The 1908-O issue has many more examples in MS 67 and this may have to do with roll quantities saved early on, later dispersed.

Expert Comments

David Akers: Although only moderately scarce overall, the 1907-O is very scarce, if not rather rare, in Gem condition, and fully struck Gems...are decidedly rare.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,946,600 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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24
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18
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18
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32
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45+
305
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435
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480
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575
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845
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950
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1,150
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1,925
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3,750
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10,500
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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 450 R-6.1 54 / 74 54 / 74
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 40 / 74 TIE 40 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS67 David Akers 10/1994 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3221, $21,850
2 PCGS MS66   Dale Friend - Dr. Peter Shireman
2 PCGS MS66   Eliasberg - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4247, $8,050
2 PCGS MS66  
2 PCGS MS66