1902-O 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 #:
6493
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
2,526,000
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 1,750 R-4.7 15 / 74 TIE 15 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 120 R-7.8 4 / 74 TIE 4 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 5 / 74 TIE 5 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,750
60 or Better 120
65 or Better 25
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.7
60 or Better R-7.8
65 or Better R-9.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 15 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 15 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately on 6/25/1992 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3204, $19,550 - “Perfection” Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6493 (MS) 66

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:155, $17,600 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5402, $10,575

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain Rare Coins - Dale Friend Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3889, $16,100 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98555, $12,925

1 MS66 estimated grade

Heritage 1/1998:6940, $12,075 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4230, $16,100 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 6/2016:4564, $12,925

5 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2008:604, $6,900 - Heritage 3/2009:2138, $7,475

5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 estimated grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately on 6/25/1992 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3204, $19,550 - “Perfection” Collection

 
	PCGS #6493 (MS) 66 
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:155, $17,600 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5402, $10,575

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain Rare Coins - Dale Friend Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3889, $16,100 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98555, $12,925

#1 MS66 estimated grade

Heritage 1/1998:6940, $12,075 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4230, $16,100 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 6/2016:4564, $12,925

#5 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2008:604, $6,900 - Heritage 3/2009:2138, $7,475

#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 estimated grade
David Akers: The 1902-O Barber Half Dollar is one of the major rarities in the series, certainly ranking in the top 20% of the 74 issues in terms of both overall mint state rarity and Gem mint state rarity. The relatively few Uncirculated specimens that seem to be around of this issue are invariably poorly struck..., and are typically rather lackluster as well. A fully struck 1902-O may not even exist, at least I have never see or heard of one...
Ron Guth:

The 1902-O Half Dollar is scarce in most grades and it is particularly so in Mint State. Like most of the Barber Half Dollars that originated at the New Orleans Mint, this date often suffers from a weak strike, but one that is not nearly as bad on some other dates. The 1902-O Half Dollar often appears lackluster, but there are also some exceptionally lovely examples that offer bright luster and strong eye appeal. The finest example is the NGC MS67 Hugon Collection example. The price record-holder for the date is the ex-Duckor piece that sold for $19,550 in 2010.