1896-O 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
6475
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
924,000
Mint:
New Orleans
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 1,000 R-5.0 2 / 74 TIE 2 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 2 / 74 2 / 74
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 3 / 74 TIE 3 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 60
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 74
65 or Better 3 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 74
65 or Better 3 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

John M. Clapp Collection, obtained directly from the New Orleans Mint in 8/1896 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers and Merena 4/1997:2077, $44,000 - Stellar Collection - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 8/2015:4075, $88,125

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena “Emery & Nichols Collections” 11/1984:806 - David Akers, sold privately(?) on 8/16/1995 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3186, $37,375 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98547, $44,062.50

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2012:3258, $20,700 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine Price - David Akers 5/1989:137 - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4212, $29,900 - Heritage 7/2008:1705, $51,750 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2492, $28,750

5 MS65 PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3609 - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:217 - Bowers & Merena, sold privately on 10/27/1999 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5390, $18,800

5 MS65 PCGS grade

Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3875, $23,000

5 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2008:657, $37,375 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 5/2009:810, $21,850

5 MS65 estimated grade

Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection - Heritage 6/2016:4555, $30,550

9 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2008:2320, $14,950

9 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

John M. Clapp Collection, obtained directly from the New Orleans Mint in 8/1896 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers and Merena 4/1997:2077, $44,000 - Stellar Collection - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 8/2015:4075, $88,125

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena “Emery & Nichols Collections” 11/1984:806 - David Akers, sold privately(?) on 8/16/1995 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3186, $37,375 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98547, $44,062.50

MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2012:3258, $20,700 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine Price - David Akers 5/1989:137 - John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4212, $29,900 - Heritage 7/2008:1705, $51,750 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2492, $28,750

#5 MS65 PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3609 - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:217 - Bowers & Merena, sold privately on 10/27/1999 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5390, $18,800

#5 MS65 PCGS grade

Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3875, $23,000

#5 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2008:657, $37,375 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 5/2009:810, $21,850

#5 MS65 estimated grade

Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection - Heritage 6/2016:4555, $30,550

#9 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2008:2320, $14,950

#9 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

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David Akers: Among the 74 Barber Half Dollar issues, the 1896-O has long been prized as one of the rarest and most elusive issues. Look over the great auction sales of the past 50 years or so, and I think you will be surprised how seldom the 1896-O has been offered in Gem condition. Such high priced rarities as 1892-S, 1893-S and 1895 Morgan Dollars, and 1921-S Half Dollars have all appeared with far greater regularity in Gem condition than have not only this Barber Half Dollar issue but many of the other issues in this series as well.