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1899-O 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6484
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,724,000
Mint:
New Orleans
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 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 MS66+ PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately on 11/12/1992 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3195, $25,300 - Perfection Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS66+ PCGS grade  
	MS66+ PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:146, $12,100 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately on 2/26/2005 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5396, $18,800

1 MS66+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade

Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3882, $10,350

4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 estimated grade

Heritage 1/2005:4221, $12,650

#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately on 11/12/1992 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3195, $25,300 - Perfection Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

 
	MS66+ PCGS grade 
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:146, $12,100 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately on 2/26/2005 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5396, $18,800

#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade

Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3882, $10,350

#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 estimated grade

Heritage 1/2005:4221, $12,650

Ron Guth:

The 1899-O Half Dollar shares a similar population profile with the 1898-O. The 1899-O appears most frequently in MS63 and MS64. In MS65 and MS66, the populations of the 1899-O Half Dollar are almost equal -- and both are very low. No 1899-O Half Dollars are known in MS67. Curiously, the 1899-O ranks in a tie with several other dates as fourth rarest overall in the series.

Fortunately, the 1899-O comes better struck than the 1898-O (which is notoriously weak).

David Akers: The 1899-O Barber Half Dollar is not as rare as any of the O Mint issues preceding it or those that follow through 1906; in fact, it is relatively available in grades up to and including Choice Uncirculated. However, above that level it is very scarce and true Gems...are rare.