Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,762,000
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: $6.45 (9/20/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1900 50C MS obverse 1900 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The population and auction data clearly illustrate the rarity of high-grade 1900 Barber halves. The story is seemingly repeated from year to year: Millions of coins were minted (4.7 million in 1900) at the Philadelphia Mint, but no contemporary collectors saved them, preferring proof examples instead. As a result, some of the rarest Barber halves are those high-grade business strikes from the Philadelphia Mint.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1900 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 339
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/1997 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1997 September Long Beach Bullet Sale #177, 177/Lot# 321 $231.00
4/10/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 237, 243/Lot# 5909 $1,495.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(2), 1166/Lot# 3663 $1,495.00
1/29/2012 PCGS   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 730 $368.00
11/25/2012 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 3387, 3387/Lot# 2112 $35.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7222 $763.75
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 3971 $2,899.90
4/13/2014 NGC VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 182381 $69.47


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