The 1901-S Half Dollar is a semi-scarce issue that is popular in all grades. David Akers compared this date to the 1901-O, so let's see how the comparison holds up. There are actually more certified 1901-S Half Dollars floating around than 1901-O's. There are fewer Mint State 1901-S Half Dollars, too, but they tend to be nicer than the Mint State 1901-O's -- probably because the strike quality on the 1901-S is usually much stronger. For instance, there are more MS65, MS66, and MS67 examples of the 1901-S than there are of the 1901-O. Nonetheless, 1901-S Half Dollars tend to bring more than 1901-O's. The finest 1901-S is a coin that has a pedigree stretching all the way back to the year of issue. When that coin sold as part of the Dr. Duckor collection of Barber Half Dollars, it set a record price of $86,250.