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: $7.39 (7/25/2014)
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: 331
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/19/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 324, 330/Lot# 784 $323.15
2/4/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 1382 $2,760.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 2337 $661.25
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 3197 $32,200.00
9/5/2010 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2919, 2919/Lot# 1997 $322.00
1/29/2012 PCGS   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 730 $368.00
2/16/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 169593 $396.00
4/13/2014 NGC VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 182381 $69.47


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