1908-D 50C MS66+

CERTIFICATION#: 19806539
PCGS#: 6513

Owner's Comments

Laibstain. The last coin we needed in our set to get all examples in MS 65 or better. The achievement of having the whole set in gem or better was a major milestone with this set. Originally our target was MS 63-64, then we upped the bar to MS 65 or better. Along the way, many coins were bought and sold, a lot was learned, and the most important thing: it was fun! Our example is a blast white coin with great luster and strike. A very common coin in circulated condition, but in MS 65 and up is not so easy to find. One of the dates that makes a good type coin as it is plentiful in most grades from G to MS 64. We replaced our noteworthy MS 65 coin with an MS 66 example that became MS 66+ when the plus grading became available. It is now one of two in its grade with four finer examples graded.

Expert Comments

David Akers: This is a fairly common issue that is easily obtained below the Gem level, but Gem quality examples are certainly very scarce.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,280,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
24
2
18
3
16
4
18
7
6
22
8
12
59
11
45+
305
50+
435
53+
480
55+
575
58+
845
62+
950
63+
1,150
1
64+
1,975
2
65+
3,650
1
66+
9,750
2
67
21,500
4

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 58 / 74 TIE 58 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 62 / 74 TIE 62 / 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  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 estimated grade   John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4250, $17,250