Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 124,230
Catalog: KM-116
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.45 (7/29/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Charles E. Barber
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1914 50C MS obverse 1914 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Collectors of Barber halves are well acquainted with the 1914 issue, one that is foundationally rare in every grade because of its minute mintage of 124,230 pieces. At coin shows, even worn AG3 examples of this issue are elusive, and middle-grade examples are virtually non-existent.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1914 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 155 185 360 615 950 950 1200 1300 1550 1800 1950 2200 2350 2600 3600 9750 30000 - - - -
$ 1100 1350 1450 1700 2000 2150 2400 2550 2900 4000 10750 37375 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 427
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66


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8/9/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7817


Auction Prices Realized

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1/28/2010 NGC VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 449, 455/Lot# 4329 $184.00
2/15/2010 NGC VF 25   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 895 $517.50
8/15/2010 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2906, 2906/Lot# 1661 $126.50
2/2/2012 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3711 $862.50
3/11/2012 NGC G 6   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131212/Lot# 20332 $126.50
5/30/2012 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 9069 $303.60
9/2/2012 PCGS   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 932 $138.00
1/19/2014 NGC VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 110443 $167.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base378409560820119314161531163917341794188119362009210225613319499567107084891393739851
388459646944126714541567167017541823189919602040225528133877556668347693906695320
0000001567167017541823189919602040225528133877556668347693906600
0000001603170217741852191719842071240830664436613869598303921900
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2102
Owner: durdik
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 560
Owner: DAVID GREN
 
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