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1897 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
6477
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
2,480,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC 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 4,500 R-4.1 57 / 74 57 / 74
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 55 / 74 TIE 55 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 64 / 74 TIE 64 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,500
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 150
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.1
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-7.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 57 / 74
60 or Better 55 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 64 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 57 / 74
60 or Better 55 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 64 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection, sold privately in 9/2002 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3188, $27,600 - Heritage 8/2015:4076, $19,387.50 - “Perfection 9” Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Adrian Crane, sold privately on 2/27/2001 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4106, $12,925

5 MS66 PCGS grade

New England Museum - Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:439, $12,925 - Stack's/Bowers 7/2015:4414, $3,818.75 - D.L. Hansen Collection

5 MS66 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4214, $5,462.50

5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2004:6121, $5,750

5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection, sold privately in 9/2002 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3188, $27,600 - Heritage 8/2015:4076, $19,387.50 - “Perfection 9” Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Adrian Crane, sold privately on 2/27/2001 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4106, $12,925

#5 MS66 PCGS grade

New England Museum - Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:439, $12,925 - Stack's/Bowers 7/2015:4414, $3,818.75 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#5 MS66 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4214, $5,462.50

#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2004:6121, $5,750

#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1897 Half Dollar is one of the most common dates of the 1890's; only the 1892 is more plentiful. It is readily available in MS62 to MS65 and even MS66 examples can be found with relative ease. The best examples top out at MS67, where some remarkabley colorful examples exist. The 1897 Half Dollar combines excellent quality, a strong strike, and affordability.

David Akers: This is one of the more common Philadelphia Mint Barber Half Dollars of this decade, but Gem quality examples...are still surprisingly rare.