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1893 50C Columbian (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
9297
Designer:
Charles E. Barber/George T. Morgan
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,550,405
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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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 400,000 R-1.7 140 / 144 TIE 140 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 42,500 R-2.5 121 / 144 TIE 121 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 4,375 R-4.1 79 / 144 TIE 79 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400,000
60 or Better 42,500
65 or Better 4,375
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.7
60 or Better R-2.5
65 or Better R-4.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 140 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 121 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 79 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 140 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 121 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 79 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

1 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #9297 (MS)     67
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #9297 (MS)     67 #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

Although there were 500,000 more 1893 Columbians struck than were struck of the 1892 Columbians, the 1893 is somewhat scarcer in all grades MS63 thru MS67. My speculation is that many of the 1893s were unsold and were placed into circulation. And indeed, the 1893s are more common in grades below MS63. The 1893 Columbians come with all types of looks. The can be frosty or occasionally semi-proof-like. They are found with all shades of toning and varying degrees of attractiveness (or ugliness as the case may be). Hold out for attractive, sharply struck specimens as they definitely exist and the wait won't be that long for the right coin.