1902 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
6492
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
4,922,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - 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 5,000 R-4.0 58 / 74 TIE 58 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 55 / 74 TIE 55 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 29 / 74 TIE 29 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,000
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 58 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 55 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 29 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 58 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 55 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 29 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:154, $14,300 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3203, $25,300 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3293, $14,100 - Heritage 3/2016:4915, $14,687.50

1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2008:603, $9,775 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4117, $11,163 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6492 (MS) 66

Heritage 7/2016:3883, $7,344 

5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 estimated grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4229, $8,740

8 MS65+ PCGS grade
9 MS65 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2938, $3,795

9 MS65 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:154, $14,300 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3203, $25,300 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3293, $14,100 - Heritage 3/2016:4915, $14,687.50

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2008:603, $9,775 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4117, $11,163 - D.L. Hansen Collection

 
	PCGS #6492 (MS) 66 
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2016:3883, $7,344 

#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 estimated grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4229, $8,740

#8 MS65+ PCGS grade
#9 MS65 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2938, $3,795

#9 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1902 Half Dollar is a common date that is readily available in all grades including Mint State. Akers' perception of this date as being difficult to locate in true Gem condition is a bit overstated, in light of modern population reports. In MS65, the 1902 is actually the ninth most populous date, according to the PCGS Population Report. In MS66, it is no different than many other dates -- yes, it is rare, but no more so than the 1894-S, 1895-S, 1896-S, 1898-O and several others. MS67 is where this date really shines. To date, only one PCGS MS67 example has arisen, that being the remarkable coin from the Price and Duckor collections.

David Akers: The 1902 has one of the highest mintage figures in the entire series, just short of 5,000,000 pieces, yet for some reason it is extremely difficult to locate in Gem condition. To be sure, lower grade mint state pieces can be located with a little diligence, but true Gems...are almost non-existent. One would have better luck finding some of the more highly regarded mintmarked issues of the 1890's in Gem condition than one would have of locating a comparable quality 1902 Barber Half Dollar.