1909-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 #:
6518
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,764,000
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 2,500 R-4.5 30 / 74 TIE 30 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 28 / 74 TIE 28 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 51 / 74 TIE 51 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,500
60 or Better 250
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-6.6
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 30 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 51 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 30 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 51 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2005:30225, $13,225 - Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 3/2011 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98536, $17,625 - Mhannigan Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/1998:6947, $12,075 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4255, $20,700 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5417, $29,375 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade

James A. Stack, Jr. Collection - Stack's 3/1975:630 - Queller Family Collection - Stack's 10/2002:814, $6,325 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3229, $12,650 - Heritage 4/2011:5196, $12,650 - David Lawrence 5/2013:155, $15,250 - Heritage 10/2016:3156, $11,163

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2003:7744, $18,400

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2005:30225, $13,225 - Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 3/2011 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98536, $17,625 - “Mhannigan” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67 PCGS grade

U.S. Coins - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3903, $12,650

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2012:5135, $13,800 - D.L. Hansen Collection

8 MS66+ PCGS grade
8 MS66+ PCGS grade
10 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2005:30225, $13,225 - Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 3/2011 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98536, $17,625 - Mhannigan Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/1998:6947, $12,075 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4255, $20,700 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5417, $29,375 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

James A. Stack, Jr. Collection - Stack's 3/1975:630 - Queller Family Collection - Stack's 10/2002:814, $6,325 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3229, $12,650 - Heritage 4/2011:5196, $12,650 - David Lawrence 5/2013:155, $15,250 - Heritage 10/2016:3156, $11,163

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2003:7744, $18,400

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2005:30225, $13,225 - Joseph O'Connor, sold privately in 3/2011 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98536, $17,625 - “Mhannigan” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

U.S. Coins - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3903, $12,650

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2012:5135, $13,800 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#8 MS66+ PCGS grade
#8 MS66+ PCGS grade
#10 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1909-S Half Dollar is a semi-scarce date that is on par with the 1909-O but with a few more higher-end examples. The most frequently-seen Mint State grade is MS64. Gems and MS66's are fairly plentiful and there are a handful of MS67 examples for the quality-conscious buyer. The finest 1909-S Half Dollar is the PCGS MS67+ (formerly NGC MS68) from the Hugon and Shireman collections.

The 1909-S Inverted S is one of the few varieties in the Barber Half Dollar series. It was created when the engraver punched the mintmark upside-down into the die. This is a fairly subtle error that, once seen, is rather obvious (see the variety illustration above).