Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 735
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: $6.16 (3/29/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 50C PF obverse 1898 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though silver proof sets fell out of favor with the advent of the Barber design, specimens from the early years of that era are noted today for their consistently excellent workmanship. The 735 halves struck for 1898 are no exception, and the issue has yielded a number of high-end survivors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/13/2015

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1898 50C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 600 675 975 1250 1950 3550 5250 8750 18000 - -
$ - - - - - 660 750 1075 1375 2150 3950 5750 9500 -
1898 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 750 1075 1550 2450 4250 5850 11000 24500 - -
$ - - - - - - 800 1175 1700 2600 4600 6250 12500 -
1898 50C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5750 9000 18000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 6600 10000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 257
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/6/1999 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 1207, 1207/Lot# 1330 $1,296.00
1/25/2004 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2408 $3,105.00
7/26/2012 NGC PF 68   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11459 $19,550.00
7/28/2013 PCGS PF 64   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 121987 $3,300.00
9/25/2013 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3948 $2,350.00
3/30/2014 PCGS PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 332 $4,359.00
9/4/2014 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 4181 $2,585.00
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10440 $1,292.50
2/26/2015 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1218/Lot# 3858 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base159175194212234258282308336502705127113631683192824333303390248766545707726869
164181200219242266291317391570894130214701765209627233503422754326722136740
00000029131739157089413021470176520962723350342275432672200
000000299327447637108213321576184622653013370245515989690000
1898 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18620922725127530132735738957579892514501776204826433545409551587317758629079
194215235259284310337368451649840110015591867224629443728444958787407147500
00000033736845164984011001559186722462944372844495878740700
00000034737851372488312751667195724453244391248046597749600
1898 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base244268295320348381415450487705964111011551281165323413935469462486925844532836
2522773033293593924274625607911013112511971405188228724188521264747432165750
000000427462560791101311251197140518822872418852126474743200
000000438475632878106111401239152921123404444157306699793800
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Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 6925
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 6925
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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