Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 924,000
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: $5.39 (8/1/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 O 50C MS obverse 1896 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

When it comes to rarity, this date has long been known to be one of the most difficult to locate in true Gem condition. David Lawrence rates this issue second only to the 1904-S in the series in overall Mint State rarity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2014

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1896 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 95.00 225 500 1150 1500 1850 3050 3800 4400 4800 7750 15000 24500 36000 75000 - - -
$ 1250 1675 2250 3300 3950 4650 5500 9500 17650 27500 55000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 111
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2403 $1,380.00
7/30/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 163, 168/Lot# 3554 $2,415.00
3/28/2010 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2830, 2830/Lot# 2716 $53.00
6/1/2011 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 8294 $575.00
7/31/2011 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131132/Lot# 26825 $89.00
8/11/2011 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 10390 $299.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30610 $454.73
7/6/2014 NGC Details F Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 171984 $75.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base592013516741138184319282124236830333365348636013747463060897374851511047124891425617699
106251459829137318711993220525903144340535243650404151166517775493591152813078154040
000000199322052590314434053524365040415116651777549359115281307800
0000002059228728113254344635633698433656036946813510203120081366700
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Grade: G 6
Points: 201
Owner: WFH71
 
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