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1912 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 #:
6524
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,550,000
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 6,000 R-3.8 70 / 74 TIE 70 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 850 R-5.3 71 / 74 71 / 74
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 51 / 74 TIE 51 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 6,000
60 or Better 850
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.8
60 or Better R-5.3
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 70 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 71 / 74
65 or Better 51 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 70 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 71 / 74
65 or Better 51 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately on 6/12/2002 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3235, $23,000 - Heritage 8/2010:3235, $23,000 - “Perfection 9A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:186, $4,950 - Dr. Steven Duckor Collection - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5419, $7,637.50

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 5/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98537, $15,275

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS65+ PCGS grade MS65+ PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2009:783, $2,760

7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4261, $4,370

7 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately on 6/12/2002 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3235, $23,000 - Heritage 8/2010:3235, $23,000 - “Perfection 9A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:186, $4,950 - Dr. Steven Duckor Collection - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5419, $7,637.50

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 5/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98537, $15,275

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS65+ PCGS grade #6 MS65+ PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2009:783, $2,760

#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4261, $4,370

#7 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1912 Half Dollar is a common coin in Mint State, but only in the middle grades of MS62 to MS64. This date is scarce in MS65 but downright rare in MS66. No MS67's have shown up since the advent of the grading services. The reason for this is unknown, as this date comes well-struck and attractive.

David Akers: This is a very common issue below Gem condition, and it is one of the most common mint state issues of the entire series. However, for some unknown reason, Gems are surprisingly scarce. In fact, with the exception of the ultra-low mintage 1914, the 1912 is the rarest Philadelphia Mint issue in Gem condition from 1906-1915. This is an issue that almost no one thinks of as being anything special because of the ready availability of lower grade specimens, but just try and find a Gem...