1913-S 50C VF20 Certification #03314523, PCGS #6529

Owner's Comments

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Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1913-S Half Dollar is a semi-scarce date.  In Mint State, it is ever-so-slightly more common than the 1913-P, but it is much less common than the 1913-D.  As with most Barber Half Dollars, the 1913-S is most apt to be seen in MS63 and MS64.  Gems are rare, with the low end of the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starting at MS65 to MS65+ then terminating on the high side with a single PCGS MS67 (that being the remarkable Friend-Duckor-Greensboro Collection coin illustrated above).

The 1913-S usually shows softness of strike on Liberty's lips, the upper right corner of the shield, and the adjacent feathers.  Fully struck examples may not exist, but, if they do, they should be worth a substantial premium.


David Akers

The 1913-S Barber Half Dollar is very scarce in mint state and moderately rare in Gem condition. However, it is more available at this grade level than the other two Half Dollar issues of the year, the 1913 and 1913-D.
PCGS #
6529
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
604000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
274
Pop Lower
139
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 2500 R-4.5 30 / 74 TIE 30 / 74 TIE
All Grades 250 R-6.6 28 / 74 TIE 28 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 51 / 74 TIE 51 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 2500
All Grades 250
60 or Better 100
65 or Better R-4.5
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better 30 / 74 TIE
All Grades 28 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 51 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 30 / 74 TIE
All Grades 28 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 51 / 74 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6529 (MS) 67

Dale Friend, sold privately in 9/2004 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3240, $43,125 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3316, $21,150

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:3956, $12,925 - Heritage 4/2016:4676, $8,355.43

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4156, $7,637.50 - “Srotag Complete Barber Collection” (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:191, $14,300 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4266 - Heritage 2/2011:3750 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30571, $15,275

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 5/2009:823, $10,350

 
	PCGS #6529 (MS) 67 
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dale Friend, sold privately in 9/2004 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3240, $43,125 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3316, $21,150

MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:3956, $12,925 - Heritage 4/2016:4676, $8,355.43

MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4156, $7,637.50 - “Srotag Complete Barber Collection” (PCGS Set Registry)

MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:191, $14,300 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4266 - Heritage 2/2011:3750 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30571, $15,275

#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 5/2009:823, $10,350