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SERIES: Silver Commemoratives
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1893 50C Columbian (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
9297
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber/George T. Morgan
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,550,405
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$16,100 • PCGS MS67 • 11-7-2003 • 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 400,000 R-1.7 140 / 144 TIE 140 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 42,500 R-2.5 121 / 144 TIE 121 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 4,375 R-4.1 79 / 144 TIE 79 / 144 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

1 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

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

San Diego Collection

1 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

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

David Hall: Although there were 500,000 more 1893 Columbians struck than were struck of the 1892 Columbians, the 1893 is somewhat scarcer in all grades MS63 thru MS67. My speculation is that many of the 1893s were unsold and were placed into circulation. And indeed, the 1893s are more common in grades below MS63. The 1893 Columbians come with all types of looks. The can be frosty or occasionally semi-proof-like. They are found with all shades of toning and varying degrees of attractiveness (or ugliness as the case may be). Hold out for attractive, sharply struck specimens as they definitely exist and the wait won't be that long for the right coin.