Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,992,000
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: $7.47 (7/28/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1904 50C MS obverse 1904 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like nearly all other Philadelphia Mint Barber half dollars, the 1904 is a great condition rarity. The original mintage was nearly 3 million coins, yet few have survived in Gem grades. David Akers wrote in the Price catalog: 'This issue is one of the most underrated in the entire series, but its rarity is recognized and appreciated by relatively few. All mint state grades considered, it is perhaps slightly less rare than the 1903, but it is every bit as rare as the 1903 in Gem condition.'

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Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1904 50C MS
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Base $ 17.00 21.00 45.00 110 225 225 380 430 475 535 590 640 750 1125 1500 5000 9000 27500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 189
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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1/4/2009 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 2635, 2635/Lot# 1600 $74.75
5/29/2011 PCGS   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 298 $299.00
7/12/2012 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 8647 $230.00
9/6/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4604 $1,175.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12433 $4,846.88
2/10/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 100120 $1,083.50
2/10/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 100091 $880.00
9/22/2013 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 770, 779/Lot# 896 $300.00


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