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1910-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
6520
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,948,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 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 100 R-8.0 51 / 74 TIE 51 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,500
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 30 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 51 / 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 51 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 5/2005:7282, $18,975 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately in 5/6/2005 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5418, $21,150 - “JEH” Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Joel Rettew, sold privately in 2/1976 - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:313 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3231, $16,100 - Heritage 1/2017:5676, $11,750 - "Perfection” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS67 PCGS grade

U.S. Coins, Inc. - Dale Friend Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3906 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3311, $15,275 - Heritage 4/2016:4675, $14,100

3 MS67 estimated grade
6 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:4004, $7,343.75

6 MS66+ PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine Price - David Akers 5/1998 - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4257, $7,475 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:812, $6,900

8 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2007:947, $7,475

8 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 5/2005:7282, $18,975 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately in 5/6/2005 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5418, $21,150 - “JEH” Collection

#3 MS67 PCGS grade

Joel Rettew, sold privately in 2/1976 - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:313 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3231, $16,100 - Heritage 1/2017:5676, $11,750 - "Perfection” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#3 MS67 PCGS grade

U.S. Coins, Inc. - Dale Friend Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3906 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3311, $15,275 - Heritage 4/2016:4675, $14,100

#3 MS67 estimated grade
#6 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:4004, $7,343.75

#6 MS66+ PCGS grade
#8 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine Price - David Akers 5/1998 - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4257, $7,475 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:812, $6,900

#8 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2007:947, $7,475

#8 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1910-S Half Dollar is near the middle of the pack in terms of overall rarity. It is slightly tougher in Mint State than many of the more common issues, but it is on par with most of the S-Mints that surround it. It compares favorably with the 1909-S and even the 1908-S, but it falls short of the 1907-S and the 1911-S. Where the 1910-S excels is at the high-end, where a nice supply of MS66 examples exist. Somewhere out there is a PCGS MS68 which has not appeared on the market (at least not at public auction) since it was graded in 1997. The timing suggests that it is the Eliasberg coin which sold for a remarkable $14,300 so many years ago.

David Akers: [The 191O-S] is far more rare than the 1909-S and the 1913-1915 S Mint issues that complete the series. It is not, however, in the same rarity class as any of the earlier S Mint issues from 1892-1908, or the 1911-S.