1913-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6529
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
604,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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  
	PCGS #6529 (MS) 67

Dale Friend, sold privately in 9/2004 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3240, $43,125 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3316, $21,150

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:3956, $12,925 - Heritage 4/2016:4676, $8,355.43

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4156, $7,637.50 - “Srotag Complete Barber Collection” (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:191, $14,300 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4266 - Heritage 2/2011:3750 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30571, $15,275

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 5/2009:823, $10,350

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
9 MS65+ PCGS grade

“Laxdive” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

10 MS65 PCGS grade

U.S. Coins - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2966, $3,737.50

 
	PCGS #6529 (MS) 67 
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dale Friend, sold privately in 9/2004 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3240, $43,125 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3316, $21,150

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:3956, $12,925 - Heritage 4/2016:4676, $8,355.43

#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4156, $7,637.50 - “Srotag Complete Barber Collection” (PCGS Set Registry)

#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:191, $14,300 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4266 - Heritage 2/2011:3750 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30571, $15,275

#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 5/2009:823, $10,350

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#9 MS65+ PCGS grade

“Laxdive” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#10 MS65 PCGS grade

U.S. Coins - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2966, $3,737.50

Ron Guth:

The 1913-S Half Dollar is a semi-scarce date. In Mint State, it is ever-so-slightly more common than the 1913-P, but it is much less common than the 1913-D. As with most Barber Half Dollars, the 1913-S is most apt to be seen in MS63 and MS64. Gems are rare, with the low end of the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starting at MS65 to MS65+ then terminating on the high side with a single PCGS MS67 (that being the remarkable Friend-Duckor-Greensboro Collection coin illustrated above).

The 1913-S usually shows softness of strike on Liberty's lips, the upper right corner of the shield, and the adjacent feathers. Fully struck examples may not exist, but, if they do, they should be worth a substantial premium.

David Akers: The 1913-S Barber Half Dollar is very scarce in mint state and moderately rare in Gem condition. However, it is more available at this grade level than the other two Half Dollar issues of the year, the 1913 and 1913-D.