Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Majestic 1896 Half, MS67
    Sole Example Certified at PCGS

    1896 50C MS67 PCGS Secure. CAC. Ex: Duckor/Price. The obverse and reverse are struck from perfect dies with no evidence of die cracks, clash marks, or other die defects. This sharply struck Superb Gem has virtually full design detail on all devices. Frosty mint luster shines through the gorgeous, original light blue, emerald, and rose toning on each side. The incredible aesthetic display easily trumps the few inconsequential marks on this piece.
    The 1896 Barber half dollar is one of the rarest Philadelphia issues in Mint State grades, especially at the higher levels. Like all other P-mint issues, the 1896 was usually acquired in proof rather than Mint State until the last couple of decades. Consider that NGC and PCGS combined have only certified 29 submissions in MS65 or finer. David Akers wrote in the Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection catalog: "In my experience, this is the rarest P Mint Barber Half Dollar of the decade, especially in Gem condition, and it is even more rare than many of the more highly regarded mintmarked issues of the series."
    The Hugon and Friend collections each had MS66 PCGS examples, and those two coins are the finest PCGS specimens of the 1896 Barber half that we have handled before the present piece. Population (6/10): MS66 (3); MS66+ (0); MS67 (1).
    Ex: Dr. Thaine B. Price (David Akers, 5/1998), lot 136.
    From The Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection.
    (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 39RH, PCGS# 6474)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    View all of [The Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2010
    11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,760

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

    The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.

    This work will be the premier reference for 1796-1797 half dollars for years to come. Institutions having an extensive numismatic library or coin cabinet will find it a valuable complement to their holdings, and catalogers charged with writing up specimens for auction can now have an indispensable source of background and pedigree information. Likewise, coin dealers seeking to purchase one or more '96 or '97 half dollars for a client or for inventory, and collectors who own, have owned, or desire to own one will want this important reference work for their libraries.

    Order Now! Just $59.95

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 8 days left to consign to the 2020 April 22 - 27 Central States World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I want especially to thank you for your courtesy and professionalism. I felt taken care of.
    Stephen M.,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2020 January 15 Classic Silver and Gold Commemoratives US Coins Monthly Online Auction
    2020 January 15 Classic Silver and Gold Commemoratives US Coins Monthly Online Auction
    REALIZED $122,082
    2020 February 9 A Special Collection of Frankfurt Coins World Coins Monthly Online Auction
    2020 February 9 A Special Collection of Frankfurt Coins World Coins Monthly Online Auction
    REALIZED $55,978.00
    2020 January 9 - 13 FUN World Paper Money Signature Auction - Orlando
    2020 January 9 - 13 FUN World Paper Money Signature Auction - Orlando
    REALIZED $1,741,136