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Coins Certified as of 7/24

My Coin #19806535

1907-D 50C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 19806535
PCGS#: 6509

Owner's Comments

Duke on eBay. One of a few picked up from the on-line auction site, eBay. This coin was in an old first generation "rattler" holder when we found it. We really like the look of this coin. The coin manifests beautiful reddish swirling toning, with original and clean surfaces. The 1907-D comes nice and is common in all conditions, especially circulated condition, but is available in MS 65 and above more than most issues in the entire Barber Half series. There are some well-known examples of this issue that are very pretty and are graded MS 66 and better. Although the number of gem and better 1907-D halves is high for Barber Halves, the population figures are tiny compared to many other series. The 1907-D is a reasonable selection for a mint state type coin of the series if one wants a coin other than the 1892 or 1915-D, the two most common mint state coins in the series.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1907 was the second year of operation for the Denver Mint.  In this year, Mint employees showed their worth by producing nearly four million Half Dollars, only 89,500 coins shy of the production of the San Framcisco Mint and over a million coins better than the number of coins produced at the "mother" Mint in Philadelphia.  As a result, this is a common date and one which collectors can find with ease in just about any grade. Mint State examples are usually MS62 to MS64, with smaller populations in MS65 and MS66.  MS67 examples are extremely rare.  NGC has certified a single MS68, but the price record for this date goes to a PCGS MS67 that sold for $53,188 in 2009 (this colorful jewel is now in a PCGS MS67+ holder).

Most 1907-D Half Dollars show a strong strike and a rich, frosty luster.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,856,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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 500 R-6.0 55 / 74 TIE 55 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 51 / 74 TIE 51 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

U.S. Coins - Dale Friend Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3900, $53,187.50 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3220, $29,900 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3303, $25,850

1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Lous E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2111 - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4246, $18,400 - George "Buddy" Byers Collection - Stack's 10/2006:1364, $13,800 - Stack's 3/2007:921, $12,650- Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7213, $16,100

1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 1/2010:2259, $17,250 - Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4290, $25,850

4 MS67 estimated grade  

Abe Kosoff 8/1953:1050 - John Jay Pittman Collection, Part Two - David Akers 5/1998:1614 - Superior 8/2006:249, $26,754 - Bowers & Merena 8/2007:725 - S.S. New York - Stack's 7/2009:606 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30564, $25,850

5 MS66+ PCGS grade