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1912-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6526
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,370,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 3,500 R-4.3 46 / 74 TIE 46 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 38 / 74 TIE 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 40 / 74 TIE 40 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,500
60 or Better 300
65 or Better 60
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.3
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better R-8.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 46 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 40 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 46 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 40 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6526 (MS) 66

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:188, $8,250 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3237, $6,325 - “Perfection” Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2128, $16,500 - Ray Cassano - Heritage 1/2000:6875, $8,050 - Heritage 8/2007:885, $6,325 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately on 8/9/2007 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4153, $7,637.50

1 MS66 PCGS grade

U.S. Coins - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2963, $6,325

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2006:2077, $10,925

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2008:1666, $7,590

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:3450, not sold - Bill Nagle, sold privately in 2/2007 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98539, $4,700

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 estimated grade

Heritage 9/2007:13238, $10,925 - Heritage 12/2009:785, $11,500

1 MS66 estimated grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4263, $12,650

 
	PCGS #6526 (MS) 66 
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:188, $8,250 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3237, $6,325 - “Perfection” Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2128, $16,500 - Ray Cassano - Heritage 1/2000:6875, $8,050 - Heritage 8/2007:885, $6,325 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately on 8/9/2007 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4153, $7,637.50

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

U.S. Coins - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2963, $6,325

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2006:2077, $10,925

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2008:1666, $7,590

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:3450, not sold - Bill Nagle, sold privately in 2/2007 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98539, $4,700

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade

Heritage 9/2007:13238, $10,925 - Heritage 12/2009:785, $11,500

#1 MS66 estimated grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4263, $12,650

Ron Guth:

The 1912-S Half Dollar has a split-personality. It is scarce as far as Barber Halves go, but it also happens to be the most common S-Mint in Gem condition. A small number of MS66 examples seem to be sufficient to satisfy collector demand. MS67 examples are rare, with none certified by PCGS. This date boasts a strong strike and nice luster. Occasionally, a coin will be described in auction descriptions as "Prooflike", but these are rare exceptions.

David Akers: Although often available in the lower Uncirculated grades, in Gem condition the 1912-S is both rare and somewhat underrated. It is not quite as rare as the 1911-S, but it is more rare in Gem than the 1909-S, 1910-S and the S Mint issues from 1913 to 1915.