Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 390,000
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: $5.69 (10/8/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1892 O 50C MS obverse 1892 O 50C MS reverse

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Last Updated: 9/17/2015

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Total Graded: 410
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 68

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
3/10/2004 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1855, 1855/Lot# 1357 $1,815.00
6/25/2007 NGC G 6   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 153, 158/Lot# 2106 $327.75
12/8/2010 NGC G 6   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2210 $198.00
9/2/2012 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1385 $517.50
1/6/2013 NGC AG 3   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131303/Lot# 29190 $129.25
6/8/2014 PCGS FA 2   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 198834 $90.20
10/8/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 7969 $646.25
10/10/2014 PCGS G 4   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3503, 6057/Lot# 20220 $211.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 O 50C MS
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1644
Owner: Scott mathison
Grade: AU 53
Points: 1583
Owner: JeffRM
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