Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 138,000
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: $6.70 (9/19/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1915 50C MS obverse 1915 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With just 138,000 coins minted the 1915 Barber half has the second-lowest production of any issue. In high grades, above MS65, the 1915 Barber half dollar is extremely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1915 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 110 145 290 415 675 675 900 1050 1300 1475 1625 1775 1875 2400 4375 7050 21000 - - - -
$ 750 1000 1150 1450 1625 1775 1925 2050 2650 4700 8500 41700 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 459
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 265 $4,025.00
3/22/2006 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 2178, 2178/Lot# 1402 $504.00
3/17/2011 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 8214 $373.75
6/10/2012 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 55180 $80.30
9/2/2012 PCGS VG 10   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 933 $126.50
10/17/2012 PCGS F 12   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24711 $195.50
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4513 $7,050.00
9/22/2013 PCGS VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 770, 779/Lot# 897 $110.00
6/9/2014 PCGS VG 8   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20400 $105.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base384418517802102113631505160917531969210622152319238526993592444569517318773380588515
395451612875113514101539165718252014214222492341248929963876528070737456784182100
0000001539165718252014214222492341248929963876528070737456784100
0000001574170518972060217822842363259432944160611571957594794900
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Grade: VF 35
Points: 1021
Owner: Scott mathison
 
Grade: G 4
Points: 418
Owner: WFH71
 
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