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SERIES: Barber Half Dollars 1892-1915
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1898 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
6480
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
2,956,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$57,500 • PCGS MS67 • 1-1-2009 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 58 / 74 TIE 58 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 55 / 74 TIE 55 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 46 / 74 TIE 46 / 74 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
Pinnacle Rarities - Dale Friend #2 All-Time PCGS Registry Set of Barber Half Dollars - Heritage 1/2009:3879, $57,500 - 
Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3284, $37,600
2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Dale Friend - Dr. Peter Shireman

2 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:142 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3191, $7,475

4 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 2/2007:3547, $6,900

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
Pinnacle Rarities - Dale Friend #2 All-Time PCGS Registry Set of Barber Half Dollars - Heritage 1/2009:3879, $57,500 - 
Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3284, $37,600
2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Dale Friend - Dr. Peter Shireman

2 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:142 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3191, $7,475

4 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 2/2007:3547, $6,900

4 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 1/2005:7447, $6,900

4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
David Akers: Mint state examples of this issue are not especially difficult to locate, but true Gems...are considerably more rare than generally believed. By no means is the 1898 a common date like the 1892 or certain other issues after 1907...