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1893 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
6465
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,826,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 4,000 R-4.2 50 / 74 TIE 50 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 55 / 74 TIE 55 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 51 / 74 TIE 51 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 50 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 55 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 51 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 50 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 55 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 51 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Dale Friend

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade  PCGS #6465 (MS)     66

David Akers 2/1993 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3176, $8,625

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2010:3708, $5,031

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Dale Friend

MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman

MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade
 PCGS #6465 (MS)     66 #3 MS66 PCGS grade

David Akers 2/1993 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3176, $8,625

#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2010:3708, $5,031

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1893 Half Dollar is no more nor no less rare than most of the other dates in the 1890's. For example, the Mint State profile of the 1893 is very similar to the profiles of the 1892-O, 1892-S, 1894, and 1895. Each is semi-scarce in MS63 to MS64, scarce in MS65, and rare in MS66 or better. The finest 1893 Half Dollar is a blazing white PCGS MS67 - a coin which also holds the record price for the date.

The 1893 Half Dollar usually comes with a crisp strike, booming, frosty luster, and good eye appeal. It is an excellent choice for both type and date collectors.

David Akers: Although generally considered to be a common date, the 1893 is actually quite rare in grades above Choice Uncirculated and it is very rare in Gem condition.