1904-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
6500
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
553,038
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC 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 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 MS67 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6500 (MS) 67

James A. Stack - Stack's 3/1975:612 - Stack's 3/1984:788 - David Akers 11/1992 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3211, $138,000 - Heritage 8/2015:4088, $91,062.50

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6500 (MS) 67

San Francisco Mint - Bowers & Merena 11/1984:830 - Paramount “Auction '85” 7/1985:1242 - Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:162 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4237, $92,000 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5580, $126,500

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Clarence W. Peake Collection - New Netherlands 6/1955:719 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3634, $17,050 - Heritage 1/1999:6792, not sold - David Lawrence - Dr. Peter and Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5407, $91,062.50

3 MS66 PCGS grade

San Francisco Mint - J.M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp Estate (1942) - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2102 - Stellar Collection - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3895,$80,500  - Heritage 9/2009:809, $74,750

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:5264, $58,750 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2016:2098, not sold

6 MS65 PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 3/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30562, $38,187.50

6 MS65 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #6500 (MS) 67 
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

James A. Stack - Stack's 3/1975:612 - Stack's 3/1984:788 - David Akers 11/1992 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3211, $138,000 - Heritage 8/2015:4088, $91,062.50

 
	PCGS #6500 (MS) 67 
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

San Francisco Mint - Bowers & Merena 11/1984:830 - Paramount “Auction '85” 7/1985:1242 - Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:162 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4237, $92,000 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5580, $126,500

 
	MS67 PCGS grade 
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Clarence W. Peake Collection - New Netherlands 6/1955:719 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3634, $17,050 - Heritage 1/1999:6792, not sold - David Lawrence - Dr. Peter and Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5407, $91,062.50

#3 MS66 PCGS grade

San Francisco Mint - J.M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp Estate (1942) - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2102 - Stellar Collection - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3895,$80,500  - Heritage 9/2009:809, $74,750

#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:5264, $58,750 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2016:2098, not sold

#6 MS65 PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 3/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30562, $38,187.50

#6 MS65 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1904-S Half Dollar is one of the stars of the Barber Half Dollar series. It has one of the smallest populations of certified Mint State coins. On the other hand, it has a very large population of circulated coins, primarily because it is such a rare and in-demand date. Mint State examples appear most frequently in MS64 and, above that, the populations drop off dramatically. On the positive side, there are a couple of exceptional, superb examples, including the Price-Hugon PCGS MS67 that was purchased directly from the San Francisco Mint in the year of issue. Another fabulous example is the Norweb-Shireman PCGS MS67. The third PCGS MS67 is a colorful example formerly of the James A. Stack and Dr. Duckor Collections.

David Akers: With the exception of the 1892-O Micro O variety, the 1904-S Barber Half Dollar is by far the rarest issue of the series in terms of overall mint state rarity. In Gem condition, this issue is extremely rare...