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

1915-D 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
6533
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,170,400
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$7,700 • MS65 • 11-1-1988 • 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 7,000 R-3.6 74 / 74 74 / 74
60 or Better 1,250 R-4.9 73 / 74 73 / 74
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 MS66+ PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3665 - Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:195 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3244, $6,900

1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Dr. Peter Shireman Collection

1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  

U.S. Coins - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2970, $4,887.50

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

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1988:3665 - Dr. Thaine B. Price - David Akers 5/1998:195 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 8/2010:3244, $6,900

1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Dr. Peter Shireman Collection

1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  

U.S. Coins - Dale Friend - Heritage 1/2009:2970, $4,887.50

2 MS66 PCGS grade  

John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2006:4270, $3,622.50 - Heritage 1/2006:2845, $3,450

2 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 4/2009:816, $4,600

2 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 6/2001:780, $2,127.50 - Heritage 7/2002:8238, $2,645

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
David Akers: This is one of the most common issues in the series, but it is actually common only in the relative sense as that term applies to Barber Half Dollars. In absolute terms, the 1915-D is uncommon in all mint state grades and very scarce in Gem condition. Many Gems I have seen have not been particularly attractive, however, and so when eye appeal and overall appearance are considered along with technical quality (lack of marks etc.), it is apparent that Gems...are quite rare and very desirable.