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

1913 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
6527
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
188,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$12,650 • PCGS MS66 • 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 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 100 R-8.0 51 / 74 TIE 51 / 74 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:189 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3238, $12,650

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4155, $7,637.50

2 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 1/2003:7274, $5,865 - Heritage 1/2005:7480 - Heritage 2/2008:718, $8,050 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3315, $8,225

2 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 11/2004:7519, $5,750 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30569, $8,812.50

2 MS66 PCGS grade  

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4264, $6,900

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:189 - Dr. & Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3238, $12,650

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Dr. Peter & Janice Shireman Collection - Heritage 1/2016:4155, $7,637.50

2 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 1/2003:7274, $5,865 - Heritage 1/2005:7480 - Heritage 2/2008:718, $8,050 - Greensboro Collection, Part VI - Heritage 10/2015:3315, $8,225

2 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 11/2004:7519, $5,750 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30569, $8,812.50

2 MS66 PCGS grade  

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4264, $6,900

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade  

Heritage 4/2005:7287, $3,450 - Heritage 4/2008:1292, $4,312.50

7 MS65 PCGS grade  

Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2964, $4,600

Ron Guth: The 1913 Half Dollar enjoys one of the largest, certified populations of the Barber Half Dollars.  However, the bulk of the certified examples are circulated, leaving only few in Mint State.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census, reflective of that fact, shows only a few MS65 examples and a small handful in MS66.  The best example is the delightful PCGS MS66+ from the Dr. Price and Duckor Collections.

In general, the 1913 Half Dollar is well-struck, but occasional examples show weakness on the upper right shield.  Prooflike examples exist, as well.


David Akers: This is a moderately rare and very popular issue due to its low mintage of only 188,000 pieces. Business strikes in mint state condition are generally obtainable as long as one does not require a Gem, but Gems are certainly quite rare.