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

1901 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
6489
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
4,268,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$27,600 • PCGS MS67 • 8-11-2010 • 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 40 R-8.7 16 / 74 TIE 16 / 74 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:151 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3200, $27,600

1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 2/2009:1384, $5,462.50

3 MS66 PCGS grade  

Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman

3 MS66 PCGS grade  

Pinnacle Rarities - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2937, $10,350

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:151 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3200, $27,600

1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 2/2009:1384, $5,462.50

3 MS66 PCGS grade  

Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman

3 MS66 PCGS grade  

Pinnacle Rarities - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2937, $10,350

3 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade  

Heritage 7/2008:602, $3,737.50

7 MS65 PCGS grade  

Heritage 3/2008:705, $4,312.50

Ron Guth: The 1901 Half Dollar is common in just about every grade in which it is found.  The exception, of course, is in the grades of MS66 and MS67 where, like most Barber Halves, this date is very scarce.  None are known above MS67.  The 1901 is decidedly less common in superb condition than the 1900 and 1902, but it is not nearly as rare as the 1903 -- it more closely mirrors the 1904 and 1905.

The superb Thaine coin (mentioned below by Akers) is currently in a PCGS MS67 holder.  It is a remarkable coin, with intense luster and gorgeous color.  It's companion is the equally appealing PCGS MS67, formerly of the Shireman Collection.


David Akers: This was one of the last Half Dollar [dates] added to Dr. [Thaine B.] Price's Collection. The reason for this is simple; in years of searching, he was never able to find a really high quality piece with the toning and eye appeal that he wanted. This long search for a Gem 1901 conclusively proved to me what I had long felt to be the case, namely, that this date and the other Philadelphia Mint issues from 1902-1905 are decidedly rare and underrated. They have always been regarded as little more than moderately common issues when, in fact, they are as rare and, in some cases, more rare than some of the popular mintmarked issues of the 1890's and early 1900's that have long been correctly recognized as rarities.