1915-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
6534
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,604,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 4,000 R-4.2 50 / 74 TIE 50 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 800 R-5.4 70 / 74 70 / 74
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 64 / 74 TIE 64 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 800
65 or Better 150
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-5.4
65 or Better R-7.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 50 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 70 / 74
65 or Better 64 / 74 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 50 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 70 / 74
65 or Better 64 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  PCGS #6534 (MS)     67

Superior 10/1990:3712 - Silbermünzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:771, $29,900 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3245, $13,800 - Heritage 8/2011:7218, $12,020

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain, sold privately - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5423, $11,750

3 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2009:2162, $6,900

4 MS66 PCGS grade

Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 5/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98542, $5,170

4 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2015:3320, $4,112.50

4 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2016:4923, $3,055

4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
 PCGS #6534 (MS)     67 #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Superior 10/1990:3712 - Silbermünzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:771, $29,900 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3245, $13,800 - Heritage 8/2011:7218, $12,020

MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain, sold privately - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5423, $11,750

#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2009:2162, $6,900

#4 MS66 PCGS grade

Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 5/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98542, $5,170

#4 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2015:3320, $4,112.50

#4 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2016:4923, $3,055

#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1915-S Half Dollar is the third most plentiful date in Mint State. However, it is nowhere near as plentiful as the 1892 or the 1915-D. Nonetheless, collectors should have no trouble at all finding examples in MS62 to MS65. Slightly more than a dozen examples have been certified at the MS66 level. For those who seek the best, a couple of MS67's round out the grading curve. Much ado has been made about this being the final date of the series, and that may have something to do with the plethora of Mint State examples. Collectors continue to be fascinated by the first and last year of a design's appearance and disappearance, respectively, much to the benefit of modern collectors.

David Akers: Although not really a really rare issue, the 1915-S is certainly more difficult to locate than the 1915-D and some of the Philadelphia Mint issues in the series. It is, however, by a significant margin, the most often available Barber Half Dollar from the San Francisco Mint in all mint state grades, including Gem condition.