1893 50C N1 Certification #38907105, PCGS #6465

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1893 Half Dollar is no more nor no less rare than most of the other dates in the 1890's.  For example, the Mint State profile of the 1893 is very similar to the profiles of the 1892-O, 1892-S, 1894, and 1895.  Each is semi-scarce in MS63 to MS64, scarce in MS65, and rare in MS66 or better.  The finest 1893 Half Dollar is a blazing white PCGS MS67 - a coin which also holds the record price for the date.

The 1893 Half Dollar usually comes with a crisp strike, booming, frosty luster, and good eye appeal.  It is an excellent choice for both type and date collectors.


David Akers

Although generally considered to be a common date, the 1893 is actually quite rare in grades above Choice Uncirculated and it is very rare in Gem condition.
PCGS #
6465
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
1826000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
581
Pop Lower
0
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 4000 R-4.2 50 / 74 TIE 50 / 74 TIE
All Grades 500 R-6.0 55 / 74 TIE 55 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 51 / 74 TIE 51 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 4000
All Grades 500
60 or Better 100
65 or Better R-4.2
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better 50 / 74 TIE
All Grades 55 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 51 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 50 / 74 TIE
All Grades 55 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 51 / 74 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Dale Friend

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade  PCGS #6465 (MS)     66

David Akers 2/1993 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3176, $8,625

MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Dale Friend

MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman

MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade
 PCGS #6465 (MS)     66 #3 MS66 PCGS grade

David Akers 2/1993 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3176, $8,625