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1895-S 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 #:
6473
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,108,086
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 2,000 R-4.6 19 / 74 TIE 19 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 38 / 74 TIE 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 16 / 74 TIE 16 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 300
65 or Better 40
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better R-8.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 19 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 19 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:135, $26,400 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3184, $50,312.50 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5388, $58,750

1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 6/2011:2780, not sold - Heritage 5/2012:3865, $9,200 - David Lawrence 5/2013:384409, $11,000 - Hansin Collection - Heritage 11/2016:5291, not sold - Heritage 2/2017:3789, $8,812.50

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2005:6319, $10,350 - Heritage 1/2011:5573 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4074, $11,162.50 - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:136, $15,275

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 estimated grade

Benson Collection, Part III - Goldbergs 2/2003:575 - Heritage 11/2003:6736, $13,225 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4210, $12,075 - Larry Whitlow, sold privately on 3/2005 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30553, $25,850

8 MS65 PCGS grade

Country Coins - Dr. Peter Shireman

8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:135, $26,400 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3184, $50,312.50 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5388, $58,750

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 6/2011:2780, not sold - Heritage 5/2012:3865, $9,200 - David Lawrence 5/2013:384409, $11,000 - Hansin Collection - Heritage 11/2016:5291, not sold - Heritage 2/2017:3789, $8,812.50

MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2005:6319, $10,350 - Heritage 1/2011:5573 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4074, $11,162.50 - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:136, $15,275

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 estimated grade

Benson Collection, Part III - Goldbergs 2/2003:575 - Heritage 11/2003:6736, $13,225 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4210, $12,075 - Larry Whitlow, sold privately on 3/2005 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30553, $25,850

#8 MS65 PCGS grade

Country Coins - Dr. Peter Shireman

#8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1895-S Half Dollar is a scarce date but it is perhaps more plentiful in Mint State than previously believed. Certainly, other dates, such as the 1893-S and 1896-O are much more difficult to obtain in nice condition. The typical Mint State 1895-S Half Dollar ranges from MS63 to MS64, with only a few better. MS66 examples are true condition-rarities and but a couple of PCGS MS67's top out the Condition Census. One of the best, and most colorful, 1895-S Half Dollars hails from the celebrated Dr. Thaine Price Collection; other familialr names attached to this remarkable coin are Dr. Duckor and Dr. Shireman -- both well-known for the high-grade Barber Half Dollar sets they built.

David Akers: In Gem condition, the 1895-S Barber Half Dollar is one of the rarest issues in the series, certainly in the upper third of the 74 total issues. Uncirculated examples up to Choice Uncirculated can be located with only moderate difficulty...