Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,124,000
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: $6.19 (10/2/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1901 O 50C MS obverse 1901 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1901-O Barber half dollar is one of the major rarities in the series.

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Last Updated: 7/30/2014

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1901 O 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 77
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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1/8/1999 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 6787 $10,350.00
12/11/2008 NGC MS 64   Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 308, 314/Lot# 8149 $6,571.10
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 3201 $63,250.00
11/14/2010 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 2959, 2959/Lot# 1628 $149.50
1/8/2014 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4617 $11,750.00
1/20/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 20 - 21 World and Ancient Coins Non Floor Session Auction - Dallas Session(1), 3031/Lot# 28161 $705.00
4/6/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 180515 $121.00


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