1899-O 50C G6 Certification #43874815, PCGS #6484

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1899-O Half Dollar shares a similar population profile with the 1898-O.  The 1899-O appears most frequently in MS63 and MS64.  In MS65 and MS66, the populations of the 1899-O Half Dollar are almost equal -- and both are very low.  No 1899-O Half Dollars are known in MS67.  Curiously, the 1899-O ranks in a tie with several other dates as fourth rarest overall in the series.

Fortunately, the 1899-O comes better struck than the 1898-O (which is notoriously weak).


David Akers

The 1899-O Barber Half Dollar is not as rare as any of the O Mint issues preceding it or those that follow through 1906; in fact, it is relatively available in grades up to and including Choice Uncirculated. However, above that level it is very scarce and true Gems...are rare.
PCGS #
6484
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
1724000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
409
Pop Lower
21
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 1250 R-4.9 4 / 74 TIE 4 / 74 TIE
All Grades 250 R-6.6 28 / 74 TIE 28 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 16 / 74 TIE 16 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 1250
All Grades 250
60 or Better 40
65 or Better R-4.9
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better 4 / 74 TIE
All Grades 28 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 74 TIE
All Grades 28 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 74 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

David Akers, sold privately on 11/12/1992 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3195, $25,300 - Perfection Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS66+ PCGS grade  
	MS66+ PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:146, $12,100 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately on 2/26/2005 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5396, $18,800

1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade

Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3882, $10,350

MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately on 11/12/1992 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3195, $25,300 - Perfection Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

 
	MS66+ PCGS grade 
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:146, $12,100 - Harry Laibstain, sold privately on 2/26/2005 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5396, $18,800

MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

MS66 PCGS grade #4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade

Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3882, $10,350