Feedback

X

Leave Comment

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

1911-S 50C (Regular Strike)

View All Coin Images

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
6523
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,272,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$42,300 • PCGS MS67+ • 8-16-2015 • Heritage
Go To Grade
  • 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
  • 67+
3
18
1
3
4
27
2
4
6
30
8
6
8
41
12
8
10
44
9
10
45+
375
45+
50+
530
1
50+
53+
550
53+
55+
700
55+
58+
785
2
58+
60
800
1
60
61
850
2
61
62+
1,550
62+
63+
2,050
63+
64+
2,950
64+
65+
5,250
65+
66+
10,500
1
66+
67+
42,500
1
67+
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 3,500 R-4.3 46 / 74 TIE 46 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 12 / 74 TIE 12 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 80 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

Dr. E. Yale Clarke Collection - Stack's 10/1975:422 - Queller Family Collection - Stack's 10/2002:823, $14,950 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4260, $21,275 - Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 2/2007 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3234, $37,375 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4095, $42,300

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 5/2003) - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98566, $5,581.25 - Goldbergs 6/2015:1342, $9,106.25 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade  

Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3908, $6,325

3 MS66 PCGS grade   Numismatic Enterprises 2/1966 - James Bennett Pryor - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:316 - Dr. Steven L. Duckor - Heritage 5/2007:858, $5,750
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Dr. E. Yale Clarke Collection - Stack's 10/1975:422 - Queller Family Collection - Stack's 10/2002:823, $14,950 - John C. Hugon Collection - Heritage 1/2005:4260, $21,275 - Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 2/2007 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3234, $37,375 - Greensboro Collection, Part V - Heritage 8/2015:4095, $42,300

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Larry Whitlow, sold privately in 5/2003) - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98566, $5,581.25 - Goldbergs 6/2015:1342, $9,106.25 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade  

Dennis Nagy - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:3908, $6,325

3 MS66 PCGS grade   Numismatic Enterprises 2/1966 - James Bennett Pryor - Bowers & Merena 1/1996:316 - Dr. Steven L. Duckor - Heritage 5/2007:858, $5,750
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  

Emery-Nichols - Heritage 11/2006:874, $6,325 - Harry Laibstain - Dr. Peter Shireman

3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 estimated grade  

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2125, $9,900 - Heritage 6/2005:6385, $9,200 - Heritage 10/2005:24447, $11,212,50 - Southwest Collection - Heritage 2/2008:712, $16,100

3 MS66 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: The 1911-S Half Dollar is a scarce, popular issue.  In grades of MS66 and better, it is a true condition-rarity.  Only a half dozen MS66's are known and only a single MS67 has been graded by PCGS - no other S-Mint date since 1900 can claim fewer MS67's.  Despite the extreme rarity of top-end coins, the 1911-S appears to be a great value.  In its last appearance in 2015, the sole PCGS MS67+ sold for $42,300 -- a record price for the date, but not for the series.

In general, the 1911-S Half Dollar is well-made and comes with a strong strike.


David Akers: This is a very scarce and underrated issue in all mint state grades, and a rare one in Gem. It is significantly more rare in Gem condition than the 1910-S, and it is actually very nearly in the same rarity class as the 1906-1908 San Francisco Mint issues.