Feedback

X

Leave Comment

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

1905-S 50C (Regular Strike)

View All Coin Images

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
6503
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
2,494,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$32,200 • PCGS MS67 • 1-1-2005 • Heritage
Go To Grade
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 15
  • 20
  • 25
  • 30
  • 35
  • 40
  • 45
  • 45+
  • 50
  • 50+
  • 53
  • 53+
  • 55
  • 55+
  • 58
  • 58+
  • 60
  • 61
  • 62
  • 62+
  • 63
  • 63+
  • 64
  • 64+
  • 65
  • 65+
  • 66
  • 66+
  • 67
1
25
1
2
20
1
3
19
4
4
23
1
6
28
4
45+
315
50+
385
53
425
11
53+
435
55+
495
58+
625
60
750
62+
1,350
63+
2,250
64+
4,000
65+
7,600
66+
12,500
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 19 / 74 TIE 19 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 12 / 74 TIE 12 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 29 / 74 TIE 29 / 74 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:165 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3214, $17,250 - Goldbergs 6/2014:815, $18,212.50 - Goldbergs 6/2015:1332, $19,387.50

1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 2/2007:3553, $26,450 - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13206, $20,563

1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Purchased directly from the San Francisco Mint, November 1905 by J. M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp Estate 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg - Bowers & Merena 5/1997:2105, $23,100 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4240, $32,200

4 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 7/2008:610, $9,200

4 MS66 PCGS grade  

Pinnacle Rarities - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3897, $9,200

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

Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:165 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3214, $17,250 - Goldbergs 6/2014:815, $18,212.50 - Goldbergs 6/2015:1332, $19,387.50

1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 2/2007:3553, $26,450 - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13206, $20,563

1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Purchased directly from the San Francisco Mint, November 1905 by J. M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp Estate 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg - Bowers & Merena 5/1997:2105, $23,100 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4240, $32,200

4 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 7/2008:610, $9,200

4 MS66 PCGS grade  

Pinnacle Rarities - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3897, $9,200

4 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS66 estimated grade  

Heritage 6/2005:5763, $17,825 - Heritage 1/2007:1000, $17,825 - Heritage 8/2015:4089, $14,100 - Heritage 3/2016:4917, $8,812.50

8 MS65 PCGS grade

Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman

8 MS65 PCGS grade  
8 MS65 PCGS grade  
David Akers: This is one of those Barber Half Dollar issues that has never received the respect it deserves considering its high overall rarity. Perhaps this is due to the fact that it is a high mintage issue, and for many years mintage figures were all that people looked at when trying to determine rarity. However, we have now learned that mintage figures and overall rarity are not always directly related, and often have absolutely nothing to do with one another. The 1905-S Half Dollar is a case in point. The mintage is just under 2,500,000 pieces and yet in any mint state grade the issue is a rare one and Gems are very rare.