Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,834,338
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: $5.39 (8/1/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1895 50C MS obverse 1895 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although nearly 2 million of these coins were minted, the date is a condition rarity in Gem or finer grades. Most contemporary collectors selected proof examples, a tradition that continued into the 1980s when collectors began to notice the true rarity of Mint State examples. David Akers explains in the Price catalog: 'Most great Barber Half Dollar collections of the past (cf. Norweb, Emery-Nichols, Eliasberg) contained Proofs, not business strikes, of the P Mint issues in the series since the Proofs were always considered 'better' and thus more desirable than the Uncirculated pieces to old-time collectors.'

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/29/2014

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1895 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 27.00 33.00 85.00 175 275 410 450 500 575 700 775 1150 1900 3950 7000 24500 - - -
$ 310 450 500 550 640 760 850 1275 2100 4400 12650 27500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 196
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/26/2008 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 5911 $276.00
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 2931 $2,990.00
8/3/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 398, 404/Lot# 673 $517.50
9/6/2009 PCGS VF 35   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2729 $178.25
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3701 $1,495.00
2/5/2012 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3219, 3219/Lot# 1536 $160.00
7/6/2014 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 199045 $32.00
7/25/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22281 $984.65


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59111135320563774838100510661138123913331393147718432401342744317374629773729517
76119197401633795894102510901172127013531421159920292743376254127374665580870
000000894102510901172127013531421159920292743376254127374665500
000000949104611141205130213731449172122153085409663937374701400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1239
Owner: JeffRM
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 503
Owner: VadimD
 
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