Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,245
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: $7.13 (4/19/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1892 50C PF obverse 1892 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1892 is perhaps the most popular Barber Half Dollar among proof type collectors. After all, it is a first-year issue with survivors relatively plentiful at the finer levels of preservation.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1892 50C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 500 600 675 975 1250 1950 3650 5250 8800 16250 - -
$ - - - - 560 660 750 1075 1375 2150 4200 5750 9650 -
1892 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 625 715 1025 1400 2100 4150 6250 12500 - - -
$ - - - - - 685 790 1125 1525 2300 4600 6850 13750 -
1892 50C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1900 2900 5250 7500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2250 3500 6000 9200 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 357
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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4/27/2014 PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1204/Lot# 4497


Auction Prices Realized

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10/24/1999 PCGS PF 67   Teletrade Auction 1226, 1226/Lot# 1208 $5,936.00
7/27/2002 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 8239 $1,725.00
3/31/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 2036 $2,875.00
4/27/2011 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1154/Lot# 3766 $1,610.00
11/20/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131148/Lot# 29232 $2,990.00
8/8/2013 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 4024 $5,581.25
9/8/2013 PCGS PF 66   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 768, 777/Lot# 7243 $3,913.00
2/3/2014 NGC PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 7845 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333336502705820856958125818252885336541415747707726869
33333331143915697438328901058144721783045362346766190136740
0000003114391569743832890105814472178304536234676619000
0000003225446637781844924115816362531320538825211663300
1892 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333895757989259641075140220143149366144856185758629079
333333313145164984093810011184160623923319393550516652147500
00000031314516498409381001118416062392331939355051665200
00000032605137238829511038129318102770349042105618711900
1892 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333487705964111011551281165323413601416650716925844532836
33333331645597911012112511971405188227613789446756897431165750
0000003164559791101211251197140518822761378944675689743100
0000003325632877106111401239152921113181397747696307793800
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Grade: PF 67 UC
Points: 5071
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 4141
Owner: Zakmar
 
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