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

1908-O 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
6514
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
5,360,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$21,850 • PCGS MS67 • 8-7-2010 • Bowers & Merena
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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 600 R-5.8 62 / 74 TIE 62 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 69 / 74 TIE 69 / 74 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

“Perfection 9” Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately on 6/15/1992 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3225, $15,525 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5414, $12,337.50

2 MS67 PCGS grade
Heritage 8/2004:6282, $7,072.50 - Heritage 3/2008:712, $9,775 - Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7215, $12,651.15 (the pedigrees for this coin and Lot 7214 were swapped in the Heritage catalog)
2 MS67 PCGS grade

Fontaine Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/2010:584, $21,850 - Heritage 1/2011:5583 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4094, $15,275 - Heritage 10/2015:3308, not sold - Heritage 1/2016:25257, $12,000 - Heritage 1/2017:4466, $10,868.75

2 MS67 PCGS grade  

Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7214, $13,225 (the pedigrees for this coin and Lot 7215 were swapped in the Heritage catalog)

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

“Perfection 9” Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately on 6/15/1992 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3225, $15,525 - Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:5414, $12,337.50

2 MS67 PCGS grade
Heritage 8/2004:6282, $7,072.50 - Heritage 3/2008:712, $9,775 - Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7215, $12,651.15 (the pedigrees for this coin and Lot 7214 were swapped in the Heritage catalog)
2 MS67 PCGS grade

Fontaine Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/2010:584, $21,850 - Heritage 1/2011:5583 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4094, $15,275 - Heritage 10/2015:3308, not sold - Heritage 1/2016:25257, $12,000 - Heritage 1/2017:4466, $10,868.75

2 MS67 PCGS grade  

Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7214, $13,225 (the pedigrees for this coin and Lot 7215 were swapped in the Heritage catalog)

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1908-O Half Dollar is common in  most grades and is plentiful in Mint State.  In looking at the PCGS Population Report, the total population of the 1908-O exceeds all previous dates except for 1892 and 1892-O, thus it is an excellent candidate for type collections.  The largest population of Mint State 1908-O Half Dollars occurs at MS64, followed by MS63, then MS65.  Even Superb (MS66 and MS67) examples are readily available.  In fact, the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census is completely filled with MS67 examples, topped off by a single PCGS MS68.  All of the top examples feature impressive, colorful toning.