Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,922,000
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: $7.38 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1902 50C MS obverse 1902 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1902 Barber half dollar, with more than 4.9 million coined, has the third-highest mintage of any issue in the series behind 1899 and 1908-O. Such a high mintage failed to provide today's collectors with an adequate supply of Gem or finer examples.

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Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1902 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 253
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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4/8/1994 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1994 Indianapolis Bullet Sale #117, 117/Lot# 359 $797.50
5/25/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3986 $1,552.50
3/25/2010 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 465, 471/Lot# 7478 $138.00
3/17/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(1), 1153/Lot# 3671 $1,380.00
11/25/2012 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3387, 3387/Lot# 2113 $241.50
2/22/2013 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7226 $258.50
6/16/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131326/Lot# 24113 $458.25
2/16/2014 NGC VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171987 $132.00


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