1894-S 50C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 16398759
PCGS#: 6470

Owner's Comments

Akers

Expert Comments

David Akers: Despite its considerably higher mintage, the 1894-S is much more rare in Gem condition than the 1894-O, and is actually one of the rarest dates (in Gem) in the entire Barber Half Dollar series. I consider it to be one of the series' most underrated issues since it has never been widely publicized or even recognized as a rarity yet it bears favorable comparison to almost any other issue in the series. The number of Gems in existence is certainly very small...

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 4,048,690 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
20
2
3
19
2
6
28
3
45+
405
50+
495
53+
550
55+
650
58+
1,025
62+
1,050
63+
1,850
64+
3,200
65+
10,000
66+
20,000
67
35,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 40 / 74 TIE 40 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 38 / 74 TIE 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 9 / 74 TIE 9 / 74 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade David Akers 8/1995 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3181, $10,925
2 MS66 PCGS grade   US Coins - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3871, $27,600
2 MS66 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4207, $11,500 - Heritage 7/2005:10215, $11,500 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman

2 MS66 PCGS grade