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: $6.45 (9/19/2014)
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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 76
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/5/2001 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 April Indianapolis, IN (CSNS) Signature Sale #256, 256/Lot# 7552 $3,105.00
1/1/2009 NGC MS 64   Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 316, 322/Lot# 5853 $7,705.00
4/28/2009 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 806 $10,350.00
6/1/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1156/Lot# 3683 $2,530.00
10/5/2011 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 3150, 3150/Lot# 1433 $161.00
11/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 9332 $2,115.00
4/6/2014 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 182164 $168.30


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