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: $5.70 (12/26/2014)
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
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 95.00 225 500 1150 1150 1500 1850 3050 3800 4100 4400 4800 7750 15000 24500 36000 75000 - - -
$ 1250 1675 2250 3300 3950 4300 4650 5500 9500 17650 27500 55000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 99
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 66


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1/12/2015 VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10401


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
6/11/2006 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 2217, 2217/Lot# 1420 $95.20
7/30/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 163, 168/Lot# 3554 $2,415.00
11/29/2007 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Houston, TX US Coin Signature Auction #370, 370/Lot# 60686 $1,495.00
7/31/2011 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131132/Lot# 26825 $89.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11458 $11,500.00
3/21/2013 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7757 $470.00
6/4/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1206/Lot# 3984 $2,820.00
8/31/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 171984 $75.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333352994811481321156117021893200923942665330744836542764798491248933
3331786681014120514011608176519312137248428793699516969108381107291248930
000000120514011608176519312137248428793699516969108381107291248900
000000126314811655182919702265257430934091585572789115116091248900
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 1321
Owner: JeffRM
 
Grade: G 6
Points: 3
Owner: WFH71
 
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