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1907-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6511
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,250,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 200 R-7.0 12 / 74 TIE 12 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 29 / 74 TIE 29 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,500
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 30 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 29 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 30 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 29 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Repunched Mintmark.  David Akers 12/1994 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3222, $34,500

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:175 - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4248, $27,600

1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade

Numismatic Enterprises 2/1966 - James Bennett Pryor - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:304 - Dale Friend - Dr. Peter Shireman - Heritage 1/2009:3901, $17,250


4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 estimated grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Repunched Mintmark.  David Akers 12/1994 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3222, $34,500

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:175 - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4248, $27,600

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade

Numismatic Enterprises 2/1966 - James Bennett Pryor - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:304 - Dale Friend - Dr. Peter Shireman - Heritage 1/2009:3901, $17,250


#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1907-S Half Dollar may be a sleeper no longer, but it is certainly a rare enough coin. It has one of the lowest total populations of the later-year Barber Half Dollars and it is sufficiently scarce in Mint State that it deserves respect from collectors. It compares favorably with the 1908-S, which is another tougher date, and it is even more challenging in Mint State than the venerable 1906-S. MS66 examples are very rare, with only a couple of MS67's besting them. The finest example of which we are aware is the colorful PCGS MS67+ that once graced the collections of Dr. Duckor (and his wife) and the late Eugene Gardner.

David Akers: The 1907-S has sometimes been referred to as a "sleeper" issue or an underrated one in Gem condition. For years, of course, that was true, but in recent times the 1907-S has come to be appreciated for its rarity more than some other issues (for example, the 1908-S...) which are almost as rare as the 1907-S in Gem condition, and yet, according to every standard pricing guide, are worth substantially less. So it may not be really appropriate to continue to describe the 1907-S as underrated, but it is certainly accurate to describe a Gem of this issue as being very rare.