1892-O 50C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -39409
PCGS#: 6462

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $6.3

Expert Comments

David Akers: Only 390,000 pieces were minted of this issue, the lowest mintage figure of any branch mint Barber Half Dollar, and the lowest mintage of the entire series prior to 1913. The 1892-O is not quite as rare as the low mintage would imply, however, and average to Choice Uncirculated examples are only scarce, not rare. In Gem condition, though, the 1892-O is definitely rare...

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 390,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
45+
730
50+
825
53+
900
55+
975
60
1,200
1
62+
1,475
63+
2,000
64+
3,100
3
65+
6,500
66+
19,500
67+
38,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 11 / 74 TIE 11 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 28 / 74 TIE 28 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 9 / 74 TIE 9 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Thaine Price - David Akers 5/1998:124 - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4199, $103,500 - Simpson Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 estimated grade  

Fred Porter Collection - Charles Steigerwalt 12/1893 - J.M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2064, $18,700 - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2005:78, $37,375 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30548, $64,625

4 MS66 PCGS grade David Akers 10/1994 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3173, $18,400
4 MS66 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman