Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,480,000
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: $5.99 (5/6/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 50C MS obverse 1897 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While the 1897 Philadelphia Barber half dollar is more plentiful in high grades than most other P-mint issues of the 1890s, it is still an elusive issue in top grade.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2014

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1897 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 26.00 33.00 65.00 125 250 390 440 480 550 635 775 1100 1500 3550 6750 30000 - - -
$ 275 430 475 525 600 700 875 1200 1880 3900 10000 35000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 225
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2595 $2,990.00
1/19/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 324, 330/Lot# 778 $690.00
12/21/2011 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3194, 3194/Lot# 1392 $140.00
2/2/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 8425 $805.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3146 $1,175.00
5/4/2014 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 183559 $85.80
1/4/2015 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131502/Lot# 24154 $178.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base98106135255437725856974105111101206125213151477179921473260436179608428975612378
1011161753165337698951000107111421221127313691584191525183627556181168871106300
000000895100010711142122112731369158419152518362755618116887100
000000935102510901174123712941423169220312889399467608272931300
1897 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base819410621642675286594110341159122113051371143518282250335944026527671266
859814228653478989097210751179124913271392156619682619370651106588671260
00000089097210751179124913271392156619682619370651106588671200
000000915100311171200127713491413169721092989405458186650671200
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1110
Owner: JeffRM
 
Grade: F 15
Points: 255
Owner: WFH71
 
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