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1908-D 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
6513
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
3,280,000
Mint:
Denver
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 58 / 74 TIE 58 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 62 / 74 TIE 62 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 64 / 74 TIE 64 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,000
60 or Better 600
65 or Better 150
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-5.8
65 or Better R-7.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 58 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 62 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 64 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 58 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 62 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 64 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4250, $17,250 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98561, $32,900 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3306, $22,325 - Heritage 4/2016:4674, $23,500

2 MS67+ PCGS grade

“Perfection 9” Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
6 MS66+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6513 (MS) 66+

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3645 - Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:175 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3224, $7,475 - Heritage 1/2015:5045, $4,465 - Heritage 9/2015:3953, $3,995 - Heritage 6/2016:4568, $3,642.50

6 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 2/2015:1718, $4,700 - Heritage 10/2015:3305, $4,700

6 MS66+ PCGS grade  
	MS66 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain, sold privately on 11/30/2006 - Dr. Peter and Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4138, $3,760

6 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2016:3822, $4,230

6 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4250, $17,250 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98561, $32,900 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3306, $22,325 - Heritage 4/2016:4674, $23,500

#2 MS67+ PCGS grade

“Perfection 9” Collection

#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #6513 (MS) 66+ 
#6 MS66+ PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3645 - Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:175 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3224, $7,475 - Heritage 1/2015:5045, $4,465 - Heritage 9/2015:3953, $3,995 - Heritage 6/2016:4568, $3,642.50

MS66+ PCGS grade #6 MS66+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 2/2015:1718, $4,700 - Heritage 10/2015:3305, $4,700

 
	MS66 PCGS grade 
#6 MS66+ PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain, sold privately on 11/30/2006 - Dr. Peter and Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4138, $3,760

#6 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2016:3822, $4,230

#6 MS66+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1908, the Denver Mint was the second most prolific producer of Half Dollars, though the mintage was not quite as large as that of the previous year. The 1908-D Half Dollar is a common date that can be found readily in MS63 and MS64. There is also an ample supply of MS65's -- about half the population of MS64's. The low end of the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census includes some MS66's, but the real rarities are in MS67, where only a few have been certified. NGC reports a single MS68 -- that coin set a record price for the date in 2014, but it resold in 2015 for substantially less.

David Akers: This is a fairly common issue that is easily obtained below the Gem level, but Gem quality examples are certainly very scarce.