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1909 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
6516
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
2,368,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 5,500 R-3.9 68 / 74 TIE 68 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 68 / 74 TIE 68 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 69 / 74 TIE 69 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,500
60 or Better 750
65 or Better 200
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.9
60 or Better R-5.5
65 or Better R-7.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 68 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 68 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 69 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 68 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 68 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 69 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 11/1994:2262 - David Akers 11/1995 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3227, $9,775

1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2954, $6,325

5 MS66 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2009:4253, $5,175

5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2009:810, $4,088.25

5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 11/1994:2262 - David Akers 11/1995 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3227, $9,775

#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2954, $6,325

#5 MS66 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2009:4253, $5,175

#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2009:810, $4,088.25

#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1909 Half Dollar is one of the most common dates of the series in terms of both total overall population and the number of Mint State examples. PCGS alone has certified well over one hundred MS64's. However, as common as this date may be, it is one of the few Barber Half Dollars with none better than MS67.

The luster on 1909 Half Dollars is usually frosty. It is nearly impossible to find an example that is poorly struck. Thus, the combination of plentiful supply and nice quality makes the 1909 Half Dollar an excellent value for the type collector.

David Akers: As a date, the 1909 is one of the most common issues in the entire series and Uncirculated examples are not at all difficult to locate. Even Gems appear with some regularity, at least in comparison to most other issues of the series.