1892-S 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 #:
6464
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,029,028
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 300 R-6.4 38 / 74 TIE 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 16 / 74 TIE 16 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,500
60 or Better 300
65 or Better 40
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better R-8.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 30 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 30 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Superior 2/1992:1683 - David Akers 2/5/1992 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3175, $32,200Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3274, $30,550

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4097, $7,050

5 MS66 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3868 - Heritage 7/2009:658 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30550, $11,162.50

5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 estimated grade

J. Colvin Randall 3/1894 - J. M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp estate 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers and Merena 4/1997:2066 - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4201, $9,200

5 MS66 estimated grade
10 MS65+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Superior 2/1992:1683 - David Akers 2/5/1992 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3175, $32,200Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3274, $30,550

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4097, $7,050

#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3868 - Heritage 7/2009:658 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30550, $11,162.50

#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 estimated grade

J. Colvin Randall 3/1894 - J. M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp estate 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers and Merena 4/1997:2066 - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4201, $9,200

#5 MS66 estimated grade
#10 MS65+ PCGS grade
Jim Halperin: In the mid 1970s, half dollar collector extraordinaire James Bennett Pryor came across an original roll of 1892-S Barber half dollars. He kept the nicest one for his set and flew to Massachusetts to offer me the other 19. They were very frosty original Gems, coins that would grade, and no doubt have graded, MS64 to MS66 today. The 1892-S is a tough date in all grades, and rare in choice mint state condition. This mini-hoard greatly increased the survival rate of top grade specimens. The coins are highly recognizable and I occasionally see them today.

The interesting thing about this deal was that James Pryor told me if I bought the deal he'd give me a year to pay and would sell me a similar deal of 1920-S half dollars later. I was a very young man at the time, just a kid really. and this was a sizable deal for me. But James Pryor was a really gracious man and somehow he knew I'd pay him. At the end of a year I paid him and true to his word, a year or two after that he sold me an incredible deal of 40 choice to gem condition 1920-S half dollars.
David Akers: This is one of the most valuable issues in this series in circulated grades, and it is definitely rare in Mint State and very rare in...Gem condition.