1905-O 50C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -39435
PCGS#: 6502

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $8.25

Expert Comments

David Akers: The 1905-O is one of the lowest mintage issues in the series; in fact, among all of the branch mint Barber Half Dollar issues, only the 1892-O had a lower mintage. Fortunately, a few extraordinary specimens have been saved; the 1905-O in the Eliasberg sale was nearly perfect, for example, and the Dr. Robert Wynsen specimen is also of exceptional quality. Most 1905-O Half Dollars, even those that might otherwise technically qualify as Gems, are poorly struck, often with mumps, and generally have substandard luster.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 505,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
20
3
21
1
10
64
13
40
500
7
45+
595
50+
900
53+
1,050
55+
1,250
58+
1,600
60
1,700
61
1,800
1
62+
2,000
63+
2,250
1
64+
3,000
1
65+
5,500
1
66+
12,000
1
67+
32,000
68
62,500
2

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 300 R-6.4 38 / 74 TIE 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 70 R-8.3 44 / 74 TIE 44 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Paramount "Auction '86" 7/1986:1697 - David Akers 6/1992 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3213, $63,250

1 MS68 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade   Superior - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3896, $29,900
3 MS67 PCGS grade   John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4239, $15,525
5 MS67 estimated grade