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1906-O 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 #:
6506
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
2,446,000
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 2,000 R-4.6 19 / 74 TIE 19 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 12 / 74 TIE 12 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 16 / 74 TIE 16 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 40
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-8.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 19 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 19 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6506 (MS) 67+

New Orleans Mint - S. Benton Emery - Walter P. Nichols - Bowers & Merena 11/1984:835 - Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:168 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3217, $46,000 - “Perfection” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67+ PCGS grade

John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4243, $27,600 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter and Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5408, $42,300

3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2013:4551, $28,200 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98532, $18,800 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4091, $17,037.50

4 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage Galleries - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3898, $12,650

5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:4569, $9,200

5 MS66 PCGS grade

Eliasberg - Heritage 1/2005:6362, $7,475

5 MS66 PCGS grade Richard J. Chouinard Collection - Heritage 2/2005:7150, $6,037.50
5 MS66 PCGS grade
10 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2004:6277, $5,531.50

 
	PCGS #6506 (MS) 67+ 
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

New Orleans Mint - S. Benton Emery - Walter P. Nichols - Bowers & Merena 11/1984:835 - Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:168 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3217, $46,000 - “Perfection” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4243, $27,600 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter and Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5408, $42,300

MS67 PCGS grade #3 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2013:4551, $28,200 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98532, $18,800 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4091, $17,037.50

#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage Galleries - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3898, $12,650

#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:4569, $9,200

#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Eliasberg - Heritage 1/2005:6362, $7,475

#5 MS66 PCGS grade
Richard J. Chouinard Collection - Heritage 2/2005:7150, $6,037.50
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#10 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2004:6277, $5,531.50

Ron Guth:

The 1906-O Half Dollar is definitely scarcer in Mint State than the 1905-O. In fact, the 1906-O is one of the toughest dates among all the O-Mint Barber Half Dollars -- only a few have smaller populations of certified Mint State examples. The 1906-O Half Dollar really shines on the high end, where a number of superb examples top off the condition census. All of the best 1906-O Half Dollars got there because of their amazing, colorful toning. Two standouts include a pair of PCGS MS67+'s from the Hugon-Shireman and Price-Duckor collections (if those names seem familiar it is because they all assembled world-class groupings of Barber Half Dollars).

Unlike most of the other O-Mint Barber Half Dollars, the 1906-O is usually well-struck and fully detailed.

David Akers: In my opinion, this is a very underrated issue, one that is more rare, especially in Gem condition, than the 1905-O which had a mintage of only a little more than one fifth as great. It is also very nearly in the same rarity category with respect to Gem condition as most of the more publicized, and generally more highly regarded, O Mint issues from 1892-1904.