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1902-S 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 #:
6494
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,460,670
Mint:
San Francisco
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 2,000 R-4.6 19 / 74 TIE 19 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 140 R-7.6 9 / 74 TIE 9 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 29 / 74 TIE 29 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 140
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-7.6
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 19 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 29 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 19 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 29 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:156 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3205, $32,200 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4086, $28,200

1 MS67+ PCGS grade

“Perfection” Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Stack's 10/1975:396 - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:287 - Dale Friend Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3890, $20,700 - Heritage 4/2013:4289, $25,850 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98556, $18,800

4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Queller Family Collection of U.S. Half Dollars  - Stack's 10/2002:774 - Heritage 6/2005:6343 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98748, $10,575

5 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Country Coins - Dr. Peter Shireman

5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade

Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7210, $12,650

5 MS66 PCGS grade

Country Coins - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5403, $5,640 

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

Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:156 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3205, $32,200 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4086, $28,200

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

“Perfection” Collection

#3 MS67 PCGS grade

Stack's 10/1975:396 - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:287 - Dale Friend Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3890, $20,700 - Heritage 4/2013:4289, $25,850 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98556, $18,800

#4 MS66+ PCGS grade

Queller Family Collection of U.S. Half Dollars  - Stack's 10/2002:774 - Heritage 6/2005:6343 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV - Heritage 10/2015:98748, $10,575

MS66 PCGS grade #5 MS66 PCGS grade

Country Coins - Dr. Peter Shireman

#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7210, $12,650

#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Country Coins - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5403, $5,640 

#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
David Akers: Not quite as rare as the 1902-O, but still very difficult to obtain better than Choice Uncirculated; in fact, Gems...are definitely very rare.
Ron Guth:

The 1902-S Half Dollar is one of the most underrated dates in the series. Based on the PCGS Population Report alone, the 1902-S has the smallest total population of any date except for the 1892-O. Contrary to David Akers' statement, the 1902-S is rarer than the 1902-O, but only by a slight margin. Mint State 1902-S Half Dollars tend toward the lower end of the scale -- usually MS62 to MS63. Gems are very rare and anything better than MS66 is a true condition-rarity. The finest examples are a pair of PCGS MS67+'s, both of which are illustrated above.