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1899 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
6483
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
5,538,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 6,000 R-3.8 70 / 74 TIE 70 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 62 / 74 TIE 62 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 51 / 74 TIE 51 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 6,000
60 or Better 600
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.8
60 or Better R-5.8
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 70 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 62 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 51 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 70 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 62 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 51 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

“Perfection 9” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately in 11/7/1995 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3194, $34,500 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4079, $19,975 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
	MS66+ PCGS grade

John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4220 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately on 1/12/2005 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4110, $8,812.50

3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bill Nagle, sold privately in 3/2011 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98550, $8,812.50

5 MS66 PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 4/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98745, $5,875 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2016:231, $,5052.50 - Heritage 9/2016:5524, $4,817.50

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

“Perfection 9” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately in 11/7/1995 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3194, $34,500 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4079, $19,975 - D.L. Hansen Collection

 
	MS66+ PCGS grade 
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade

John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4220 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately on 1/12/2005 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4110, $8,812.50

#3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bill Nagle, sold privately in 3/2011 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98550, $8,812.50

#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 4/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98745, $5,875 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2016:231, $,5052.50 - Heritage 9/2016:5524, $4,817.50

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

The 1899 Half Dollar is a common date that can be found with ease in most grades, including Mint State. For some reason, the quality of Mint State 1899 Half Dollars is sub-par and tends to fall into the lower ranges of MS62 to MS63. Even so, MS64 and MS65 examples are well-represented in the market, but finding MS66 and better examples is a real challenge. The finest 1899 Half Dollar is a single PCGS MS67+.