1902-O 50C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -32467
PCGS#: 6493

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Mehl Sale (1951) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $6600

Expert Comments

David Akers: The 1902-O Barber Half Dollar is one of the major rarities in the series, certainly ranking in the top 20% of the 74 issues in terms of both overall mint state rarity and Gem mint state rarity. The relatively few Uncirculated specimens that seem to be around of this issue are invariably poorly struck..., and are typically rather lackluster as well. A fully struck 1902-O may not even exist, at least I have never see or heard of one...

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,526,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
19
1
3
17
4
20
3
45+
355
50+
475
53+
575
55+
675
58+
800
61
1,100
1
62+
1,850
63+
3,300
64+
5,500
65+
11,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,750 R-4.7 15 / 74 TIE 15 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 120 R-7.8 4 / 74 TIE 4 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 5 / 74 TIE 5 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS66   David Akers - Dr. Thaine Price - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman
1 PCGS MS66   Harry Laibstain - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3889, $16,100
1 PCGS MS66 David Akers 6/1992 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3204, $19,550
4 MS66 estimated grade   Heritage 1/1998:6940, $10,500 - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4230, $16,100
5 PCGS MS65   Heritage 7/2008:604, $6,900 - Heritage 3/2009:2138, $7,475