1913 50C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 19806553
PCGS#: 6527

Owner's Comments

Whitlow. A beautiful and evenly toned example with great eye appeal. The strike is strong and this is one of the last three Philadelphia Mint Barber Halves, all with low mintages. This is a tough date, particularly in MS 64 and better. Previously had an MS 64 coin in the set. Tough date with only one graded finer, the Duckor example.

Expert Comments

David Akers: This is a moderately rare and very popular issue due to its low mintage of only 188,000 pieces. Business strikes in mint state condition are generally obtainable as long as one does not require a Gem, but Gems are certainly quite rare.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 188,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
28
1
45+
1,225
50+
1,550
53+
1,800
55+
2,250
58+
3,100
60
3,150
62+
3,300
63+
3,500
64+
3,850
1
65+
5,750
66+
18,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 19 / 74 TIE 19 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 12 / 74 TIE 12 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 51 / 74 TIE 51 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:189 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3238, $12,650
2 MS66 PCGS grade   Larry Whitlow - Dr. Peter Shireman
2 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2003:7274, $5,865 - Heritage 2/2008:718, $8,050
2 MS66 PCGS grade   Heritage 11/2004:7519, $5,750
2 MS66 PCGS grade   John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4264, $6,900