Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 731
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: $5.36 (9/2/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 50C PF obverse 1897 50C PF reverse


  
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1897 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 675 975 1250 1975 3600 5250 9000 16000 - -
$ - - - - - 750 1075 1375 2250 4100 5750 10250 -
1897 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1400 2300 4350 5850 10500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1525 2500 4750 6250 11500 -
1897 50C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2900 5850 8400 14000 26000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 3500 6750 9750 22500 35000

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 308
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69


Upcoming Auctions

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9/20/2015 PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1224/Lot# 7466


Auction Prices Realized

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4/8/1998 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 1039, 1039/Lot# 1454 $1,242.00
9/14/2008 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 883 $5,405.00
1/5/2011 NGC PF 68   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5586 $10,925.00
6/16/2013 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 121986 $1,540.00
11/15/2013 NGC PF 68   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1190/Lot# 33495 $27,025.00
3/9/2014 PCGS PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 794, 803/Lot# 730 $2,721.00
3/28/2014 NGC PF 67   Cameo Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5402 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base159175194212234258282308336502705127113631683192824483324390250496616707726869
164181200219242266291317391570894130214701765210127403517428455716770136740
00000029131739157089413021470176521012740351742845571677000
000000299327447637108213321576184622753032370946676094692300
1897 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1862092272512753013273573895757989259641075204826433583409552646185758629079
19421523525928431033736845164984093810011399224629563754448555716652147500
0000003373684516498409381001139922462956375444855571665200
0000003473785137248839511038172424453270392448745878711900
1897 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base244268295320348381415450487705964111011551281165329603935469462487543844532836
2522773033293593924274625607911013112511971405208932854188521266807844165750
000000427462560791101311251197140520893285418852126680784400
000000438475632878106111401239152925243610444157307111814400
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Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 7543
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 7543
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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