Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 925,400
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: $7.13 (4/19/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909 O 50C MS obverse 1909 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Following the production of 3,958,600 coins in 1909, with a total face value of $1,040,400, the New Orleans Mint was closed for good. The building then served several years as an Assay Office. In later years the building served the Veterans Bureau from 1927 to 1930 and as a federal prison from 1932 to 1943, confining offenders of the national Prohibition laws. The building was then used as a U.S. Coast Guard reception center, and for Coast Guard storage after that. The building was transferred to the State of Louisiana in 1966. Today, following repairs in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Mint houses the Louisiana State Museum and Historical Center, along with a world famous jazz exhibit and numismatic displays.

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Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1909 O 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 135
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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7/26/2003 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 7743 $2,990.00
1/8/2008 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28013, 28013/Lot# 23149 $54.00
11/14/2010 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 2959, 2959/Lot# 1647 $92.00
1/6/2011 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5035 $2,242.50
1/5/2011 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 11145 $253.00
9/6/2012 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 8555 $141.00
9/9/2012 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/09/2012, 39/Lot# 66831 $47.01
12/16/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131252/Lot# 24201 $44.00


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