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: $7.53 (7/24/2014)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 71
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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1/12/2005 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 4227 $13,800.00
12/11/2008 NGC MS 64   Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 308, 314/Lot# 8149 $6,571.10
7/5/2009 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2714, 2714/Lot# 1750 $718.75
7/7/2011 NGC F 15   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 8433 $184.00
2/7/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1182/Lot# 3540 $998.75
4/6/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 180515 $121.00
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30558 $21,150.00


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