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

1906-S 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
6507
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,740,154
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$82,250 • PCGS MS68 • 1-6-2016 • 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 2,500 R-4.5 30 / 74 TIE 30 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 38 / 74 TIE 38 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 40 / 74 TIE 40 / 74 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4244, $46,000 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Numismatics, Ltd. 2/1976 - James Bennett Pryor - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:300 - David Akers 2/2006 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3218, $19,550

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:169, $9,900 - Dale Friend #2 All-Time PCGS Registry Set of Barber Half Dollars - Heritage 1/2009:3899 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3302, $12,337.50

2 MS67 PCGS grade  

Harry Laibstain, sold privately in 6/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98533, $15,275

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4244, $46,000 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Numismatics, Ltd. 2/1976 - James Bennett Pryor - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:300 - David Akers 2/2006 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3218, $19,550

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:169, $9,900 - Dale Friend #2 All-Time PCGS Registry Set of Barber Half Dollars - Heritage 1/2009:3899 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3302, $12,337.50

2 MS67 PCGS grade  

Harry Laibstain, sold privately in 6/2008 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98533, $15,275

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 estimated grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 10/2000:6274, $7,130

7 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS66 PCGS grade  
David Akers: This is a very scarce issue in any mint state grade, although specimens below the Gem level can be located with only moderate difficulty. Accurately graded Gems, however, are very rare, although not quite as much so as the other S Mint issues from 1900-1908. Still, one could easily spend a year or more looking for [a] Gem quality 1906-S Half Dollar.