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1904 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
6498
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
2,992,000
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 4,000 R-4.2 50 / 74 TIE 50 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 49 / 74 TIE 49 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 29 / 74 TIE 29 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 50 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 49 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 29 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 50 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 49 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 29 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6498 (MS) 67+

Dale Friend Collection, sold privately in 9/2002 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3209, $51,750 - Heritage 10/2012:4494, $47,000 - “Perfection 9” Collection

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 5/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30560, $15,275

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

4 MS66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6498 (MS) 66

Mark Miller - Heritage 3/2009:816, $7,187.50 - “Laxdive” Collection

4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
9 MS65+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6498 (MS) 65+

Harry Laibstain, sold privately on 2/25/2006 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4120, $4,230

9 MS65+ PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #6498 (MS) 67+ 
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection, sold privately in 9/2002 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3209, $51,750 - Heritage 10/2012:4494, $47,000 - “Perfection 9” Collection

MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 5/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30560, $15,275

MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

 
	PCGS #6498 (MS) 66 
#4 MS66 PCGS grade

Mark Miller - Heritage 3/2009:816, $7,187.50 - “Laxdive” Collection

MS66 PCGS grade #4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #6498 (MS) 65+ 
#9 MS65+ PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain, sold privately on 2/25/2006 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4120, $4,230

#9 MS65+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1904 Half Dollar is a better date but it is common enough that it cannot be considered underrated. It is much more common than the 1903, including in Mint State. In MS65 and better, it is twice as plentiful as the 1903. All things considered, the 1904 is an excellent value for the type collector because it appears on the market less frequently than common dates such as 1912-D, 1913, 1914, and any of the 1915's, yet it sells for only a slight premium. Plus, most 1904's are well-made and nicely detailed.

David Akers: This issue is one of the most underrated in the entire series, but its rarity is recognized and appreciated by relatively few. All mint state grades considered, it is perhaps slightly less rare than the 1903, but it is every bit as rare as the 1903 in Gem condition.