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1894-O 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 #:
6469
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
2,138,000
Mint:
New Orleans
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major 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 1,250 R-4.9 4 / 74 TIE 4 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 28 / 74 TIE 28 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 16 / 74 TIE 16 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,250
60 or Better 250
65 or Better 40
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-6.6
65 or Better R-8.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6469 (MS) 67

S.H. & H. Chapman  4/1903:610 - Bowers & Merena 11/1984:801 - Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:131 - Dale Friend Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3870, $43,125 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3180, $32,200 - “Perfection 9A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 estimated grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade  
	MS66 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4206, $20,700 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately on 1/12/2005 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5386, $28,200

6 MS66 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2491, $19,550 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4072, $14,100

6 MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

6 MS66 PCGS grade
9 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 5/2004:7504, $6,900

9 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #6469 (MS) 67 
#2 MS67 PCGS grade

S.H. & H. Chapman  4/1903:610 - Bowers & Merena 11/1984:801 - Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:131 - Dale Friend Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3870, $43,125 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3180, $32,200 - “Perfection 9A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 estimated grade
 
	MS66 PCGS grade 
#5 MS66+ PCGS grade

John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4206, $20,700 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately on 1/12/2005 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5386, $28,200

#6 MS66 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2491, $19,550 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4072, $14,100

#6 MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#9 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 5/2004:7504, $6,900

MS65 PCGS grade #9 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1894-O Half Dollar is slightly more common in Mint State than is the 1894, which is really not surprising since the mintage of the 1894-O is almost twice that of the 1894. Most of the currently-certified examples post up as MS64. Gem examples are scarce, but this is one of the few dates in the series which is represented by a PCGS MS68 example (but only one!). The strike quality on this date is definitely better than on the 1893-O, though occasionally an example shows up with a weak talon on the viewer's right side of the reverse.

David Akers: The 1894-O is not only a low mintage issue by any means, but mint state examples are definitely scarce. In Gem condition, this issue is very rare...