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1906-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
6507
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,740,154
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 2,500 R-4.5 30 / 74 TIE 30 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 38 / 74 TIE 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 40 / 74 TIE 40 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,500
60 or Better 300
65 or Better 60
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better R-8.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 30 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 40 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 30 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 40 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6507 (MS) 68

John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4244, $46,000 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter and Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5409, $82,250

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6507 (MS) 67

Numismatics, Ltd. 2/1976 - James Bennett Pryor - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:300 - David Akers 2/2006 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3218, $19,550

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:169, $9,900 - Dale Friend #2 All-Time PCGS Registry Set of Barber Half Dollars - Heritage 1/2009:3899 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3302, $12,337.50

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain, sold privately in 6/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98533, $15,275

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 estimated grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2000:6274, $7,130

7 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #6507 (MS) 68 
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4244, $46,000 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter and Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5409, $82,250

 
	PCGS #6507 (MS) 67 
#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Numismatics, Ltd. 2/1976 - James Bennett Pryor - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:300 - David Akers 2/2006 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3218, $19,550

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:169, $9,900 - Dale Friend #2 All-Time PCGS Registry Set of Barber Half Dollars - Heritage 1/2009:3899 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3302, $12,337.50

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain, sold privately in 6/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98533, $15,275

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 estimated grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2000:6274, $7,130

#7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1906-S Half Dollar is semi-scarce at best and is readily available in most Mint State grades, especially MS64. MS65 and better examples appear on the market once or twice a year and bring competetive prices. This is one of only ten dates in the series which are represented by an MS68 example. The last appearance of this colorful coin was in early 2016 when it sold for a record pirce (for the date) of $82,250.

The strike quality of 1906-S Half Dollars is generally quite good, though a few examples show weakness on the upper right shield and adjacent wings.

David Akers: This is a very scarce issue in any mint state grade, although specimens below the Gem level can be located with only moderate difficulty. Accurately graded Gems, however, are very rare, although not quite as much so as the other S Mint issues from 1900-1908. Still, one could easily spend a year or more looking for [a] Gem quality 1906-S Half Dollar.