1912 50C MS65 Certification #36198190, PCGS #6524
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 AkersThis 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...