Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 792
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: $7.06 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1893 50C PF obverse 1893 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The initial enthusiasm that collectors had for the novel Barber half dollar design, as evidenced by the generous mintage of 1,245 pieces allotted to the silver proofs of 1892, was either exceedingly short-lived or a figment of a Mint official's imagination. Just 792 pieces were struck for the proof halves of 1893, the same as the rest of the silver proofs.

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Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1893 50C PF
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$ - - - - 560 660 750 1075 1375 2150 4200 5750 9650 -
1893 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1025 1400 2100 4150 6400 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1125 1525 2300 5175 7400 - -
1893 50C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2900 5350 7500 15000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 3500 6250 9200 18500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 274
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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5/4/2005 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 7291 $1,380.00
9/19/2005 PCGS PF 66   Ultra Cameo Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1727 $9,775.00
9/19/2007 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2424, 2424/Lot# 1379 $1,736.00
8/2/2012 NGC PF 60   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 8456 $470.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1767 $1,468.75
4/14/2013 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 747, 756/Lot# 379 $6,718.00
6/3/2013 NGC PF 66   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2089 $3,276.00
12/1/2013 PCGS PF 63   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 154365 $1,815.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333334126048359669821013125818252885336541415747707726877
33333331394766818789719921094144721783045362346766190136770
0000003139476681878971992109414472178304536234676619000
00000032755407589229761002117616362531320538825211663300
1893 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333474686940108411011135140220143149366144856185758629087
3333333160544770988108911121224160623923319393550516652147530
000000316054477098810891112122416062392331939355051665200
0000003317615855103610951123131318102770349042105618711900
1893 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333335868351128129113111350165323413601416650716925844532845
33333331976699321182129713241451188227613789446756897431165780
0000003197669932118212971324145118822761378944675689743100
00000033917521030123613041337155221113181397747696307793800
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 4485
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 2101
Owner: wjanke50
 
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