1895 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 #:
6471
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,834,338
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
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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 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 80 R-8.2 46 / 74 TIE 46 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 80
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 50 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 49 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 46 / 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 46 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6471 (MS) 66+

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:133, $3,850 - The Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3182, $12,650 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4073, $8,225

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4208, $6,037.50 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4103, $9,400

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

New England Museum - Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:436, $23,500

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2016:5523, $6,168.75

5 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade

Bill Nagle, sold privately in 5/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30551, $4,993.75

6 MS66 PCGS grade
9 MS65+ PCGS grade
9 MS65+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #6471 (MS) 66+ 
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:133, $3,850 - The Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3182, $12,650 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4073, $8,225

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4208, $6,037.50 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4103, $9,400

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade

New England Museum - Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:436, $23,500

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2016:5523, $6,168.75

#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade

Bill Nagle, sold privately in 5/2006 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30551, $4,993.75

#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#9 MS65+ PCGS grade
#9 MS65+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Most of the Barber Halves of the 1890s are of similar rarity, at least in terms of the number of certified examples. The 1892 is one big exception where the population is excessively high due to the fact that collectors hoarded the first year of issue. The 1895 is fairly plentiful in Mint State, but most examples grade out at MS63. In MS66 and better grades, this date is very rare, with only a few examples available to collectors.

The luster on 1895 Half Dollars is usually frosty, and most examples show a good to a strong strike.

David Akers: This issue is definitely not the common date it is generally thought to be, and in full Gem condition...it is surprisingly rare. Most great Barber Half Dollar collections of the past (cf. Norweb, Emery-Nichols, Eliasberg) contained proofs, not mint state business strikes, of the P Mint issue since the Proofs were always considered "better" and thus more desirable than the Uncirculated pieces to old-time collectors.