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1892 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
6461
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
934,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 6,000 R-3.8 70 / 74 TIE 70 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 2,000 R-4.6 74 / 74 74 / 74
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 74 / 74 74 / 74
Survival Estimate
All Grades 6,000
60 or Better 2,000
65 or Better 500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.8
60 or Better R-4.6
65 or Better R-6.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 70 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 74 / 74
65 or Better 74 / 74
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 70 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 74 / 74
65 or Better 74 / 74

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4198, $34,500 - Heritage 2/2006:1326, $32,200 - Heritage 1/2007:992, $31,625 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3272, $39,950

2 MS67+ PCGS grade PCGS #6461 (MS)     67+

David Akers 3/1993 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3172, $16,100 - David Hall Rare Coins

2 MS67+ PCGS grade

“The Type Set” Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

Troy Wiseman - Heritage 9/2006:1967, $10,925 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5381, $14,687.50

5 MS67 PCGS grade

Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3866, $17,250

5 MS67 PCGS grade

James W. Lull - Bowers & Merena 1/2005:699, $8,338 - Heritage 4/2008:2319, $13,800 - Heritage 1/2010:2556, $13,800

5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade

Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7200, $14,375

5 MS67 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4198, $34,500 - Heritage 2/2006:1326, $32,200 - Heritage 1/2007:992, $31,625 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3272, $39,950

PCGS #6461 (MS)     67+ #2 MS67+ PCGS grade

David Akers 3/1993 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3172, $16,100 - David Hall Rare Coins

#2 MS67+ PCGS grade

“The Type Set” Collection

#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
 
	MS67 PCGS grade 
#5 MS67 PCGS grade

Troy Wiseman - Heritage 9/2006:1967, $10,925 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5381, $14,687.50

#5 MS67 PCGS grade

Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3866, $17,250

#5 MS67 PCGS grade

James W. Lull - Bowers & Merena 1/2005:699, $8,338 - Heritage 4/2008:2319, $13,800 - Heritage 1/2010:2556, $13,800

#5 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 PCGS grade

Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7200, $14,375

#5 MS67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

A new design appeared on Half Dollars beginning in 1892 and it was an immediate hit with collectors. Today, Population Report data confirms David Akers' old and long-held belief that the 1892 Half Dollar was the most common date of the series. No other date has a larger population -- some are close, but none can equal or exceed it.

For today's collectors, this means there are numerous opportunities to acquire a high-grade example of this first-year-of-issue date. PCGS has certified literally hundreds of Mint State examples, mostly in MS63 and MS64. Moving up and through the Gem and Superb categories, we come to a single PCGS MS68 example, one of the finest Barber Half Dollars of any date. This colorful example has appeared at auction three times since 2005 and it set price records every time it appeared. For approximately half the price, collectors can opt for one of the lovely PCGS MS67+'s.

David Akers: Despite its relatively low mintage of just 935,245 pieces, including Proofs, the 1892 Barber Half Dollar is by far the most common of the 74 issues in this series. Obviously, many were saved as souvenirs of the first year of issue of the design.