1912 50C MS65 Certification #36198190, PCGS #6524

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1912 Half Dollar is a common coin in Mint State, but only in the middle grades of MS62 to MS64.  This date is scarce in MS65 but downright rare in MS66.  No MS67's have shown up since the advent of the grading services.  The reason for this is unknown, as this date comes well-struck and attractive.


David Akers

This is a very common issue below Gem condition, and it is one of the most common mint state issues of the entire series. However, for some unknown reason, Gems are surprisingly scarce. In fact, with the exception of the ultra-low mintage 1914, the 1912 is the rarest Philadelphia Mint issue in Gem condition from 1906-1915. This is an issue that almost no one thinks of as being anything special because of the ready availability of lower grade specimens, but just try and find a Gem...
PCGS #
6524
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
1550000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
7
Pop Lower
844
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 6000 R-3.8 70 / 74 TIE 70 / 74 TIE
All Grades 850 R-5.3 71 / 74 71 / 74
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 51 / 74 TIE 51 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 6000
All Grades 850
60 or Better 100
65 or Better R-3.8
All Grades R-5.3
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better 70 / 74 TIE
All Grades 71 / 74
60 or Better 51 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 70 / 74 TIE
All Grades 71 / 74
60 or Better 51 / 74 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

David Akers, sold privately on 6/12/2002 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3235, $23,000 - Heritage 8/2010:3235, $23,000 - “Perfection 9A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:186, $4,950 - Dr. Steven Duckor Collection - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5419, $7,637.50

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2019:282

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 5/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98537, $15,275

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

David Akers, sold privately on 6/12/2002 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3235, $23,000 - Heritage 8/2010:3235, $23,000 - “Perfection 9A” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:186, $4,950 - Dr. Steven Duckor Collection - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5419, $7,637.50

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2019:282

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 5/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98537, $15,275

#2 MS66 PCGS grade