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: $5.70 (12/25/2014)
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
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 26.00 33.00 65.00 125 250 250 390 440 480 550 585 635 775 1100 1500 3550 6750 30000 - - -
$ 275 430 475 525 600 650 700 875 1200 1880 3900 10000 35000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 224
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2015 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10403


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4/25/2002 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 6662 $1,035.00
1/28/2004 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 5955 $2,875.00
2/23/2005 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 7134 $3,000.35
2/11/2007 NGC MS 66   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1471 $3,450.00
12/21/2011 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3194, 3194/Lot# 1392 $140.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3146 $1,175.00
2/23/2014 PCGS F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 792, 801/Lot# 555 $95.00
10/12/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 199052 $32.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9810613525543772585697410511110120612521315147717992147326042907960842833
101116175316533769895100010711142122112731369158419152518360355138116842830
000000895100010711142122112731369158419152518360355138116842800
000000935102510901174123712941423169220312889394767378272842800
1897 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base819410621642675286594110341159122113051371143518282250335944026527671266
859814228653478989097210751179124913271392156619682619370651106588671260
00000089097210751179124913271392156619682619370651106588671200
000000915100311171200127713491413169721092989405458186650671200
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1110
Owner: JeffRM
 
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