1914 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
6530
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
124,230
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - 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 1,750 R-4.7 15 / 74 TIE 15 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 38 / 74 TIE 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 16 / 74 TIE 16 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,750
60 or Better 300
65 or Better 40
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.7
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better R-8.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 15 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 15 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Larry Shepherd, sold privately on 7/22/1998 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3241, $37,375 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98567, $30,550

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2006:2464, $16,100

3 MS65+ PCGS grade

Weygand - Dr. Peter Shireman

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2008:715, $8,625

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3909, $9,775

4 MS65 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4267, $7,475

4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2007:1648, $8,797.50

4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Larry Shepherd, sold privately on 7/22/1998 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3241, $37,375 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98567, $30,550

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2006:2464, $16,100

#3 MS65+ PCGS grade

Weygand - Dr. Peter Shireman

#4 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2008:715, $8,625

#4 MS65 PCGS grade

Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3909, $9,775

#4 MS65 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4267, $7,475

MS65 PCGS grade #4 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2007:1648, $8,797.50

#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Like the 1913 and 1915 Half Dollars, the 1914 has an inflated total population because of the scarcity and popularity of circulated examples. If one looked only at their total populations, one might conclude that they are among the most common Barber Half Doillars. However, all three are scarce in Unc., as their low mintages might imply. They all share similar bell curves in their Mint State populations, with the peak occurring at MS64, but, of the three, the 1914 is the most common overall in Mint State. Gem 1914 Half Dollars are very rare, expecially above MS65. None have been graded above MS66 except for the Shepherd-Duckor-Gardner PCGS MS66+.

David Akers: This is a very popular date since it is the lowest mintage issue of the entire Barber Half Dollar series; only 124,230 pieces were minted. However, business strikes are not as rare as that low mintage figure would indicate, and mint state specimens of Choice Uncirculated or lower quality are relatively available. Very Choice examples are moderately rare, and Gem quality specimens are of extreme rarity, among the rarest in the entire series.