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1913-D 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6528
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
534,000
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 4,000 R-4.2 50 / 74 TIE 50 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 49 / 74 TIE 49 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 29 / 74 TIE 29 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 50 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 49 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 29 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 50 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 49 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 29 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2012:4509, $25,850 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30570, $12,925 (plate-matched) - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:10115, not sold - Heritage 1/2018:4867, $43,200 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately on 6/15/1992 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3239, $9,775 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:5113, $7,050 - “Srotag Complete Barber Collection” (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5420, $14,100

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2130, $11,550 - Dale Friend Collection - Heritage 1/2009:2965, $14,375

6 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2016:3604, $3,407.50

7 MS65 PCGS grade

Dolney - Dr. Peter Shireman

7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2012:4509, $25,850 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30570, $12,925 (plate-matched) - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:10115, not sold - Heritage 1/2018:4867, $43,200 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately on 6/15/1992 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3239, $9,775 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:5113, $7,050 - “Srotag Complete Barber Collection” (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5420, $14,100

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2130, $11,550 - Dale Friend Collection - Heritage 1/2009:2965, $14,375

#6 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2016:3604, $3,407.50

#7 MS65 PCGS grade

Dolney - Dr. Peter Shireman

#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1913-D Half Dollar is popular and somewhat scarce in circulated grades because of its small mintage. Fortunately, collectors of the past set aside some very nice examples for the collectors of today. Most Mint State grades are readily available, especially MS63 and MS64. MS65 1913-D Half Dollars are scarce but they appear on the market fairly regularly. Superb examples are very rare. The best example is a single NGC MS67 that sold a few years ago as part of the Eugene Gardner Collection (there as a PCGS MS66).

David Akers: Only 534,000 pieces of this issue were minted, one of the lowest mintage figures in the series. However, despite having such a low mintage figure, something which generally earns an issue a certain amount of respect, there really never has been much acclaim for the 1913-D as a rarity. Of course, that probably is due mainly to the fact that it is relatively common and easily obtained in all mint state grades below Very Choice Uncirculated. However, for some reason, Gems of this issue are extremely difficult to find. As I have mentioned before, many of the Barber Half Dollars issues are underrated in high grade, and what little attention has been paid to the series in the past, largely has been focused on a small number of issues, primarily the mintmarked coins from 1892-1905. For that reason, the rarity of many other issues, especially in Gem condition, has simply been overlooked. Just because a particular issue is readily available in Choice Uncirculated condition does not necessarily mean that it is easy to find in Gem condition. The 1913-D Barber Half Dollar is just such an issue, and there are many analogous examples in almost every series of United States coins.