Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 874,000
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: $6.03 (2/28/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1898 O 50C MS obverse 1898 O 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Among branch mint Barber half dollars from the 1890s, the 1896-O, 1896-S, 1897-O, and 1897-S have historically received all of the attention. As a result, the 1898-O was and still is an underrated issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/30/2014

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1898 O 50C MS
Base $ 40.00 95.00 290 490 740 740 900 1050 1125 1200 1350 1550 2200 3650 5100 9000 16000 50000 - - -
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Total Graded: 118
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67

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2/10/2008 NGC XF 45   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2203 $437.00
2/2/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 330, 336/Lot# 873 $7,245.00
10/13/2011 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8604 $402.50
5/30/2012 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 8983 $253.00
6/10/2012 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 3291, 3291/Lot# 1755 $38.00
12/23/2012 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 88195 $51.00
5/19/2013 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131322/Lot# 26163 $434.75
11/10/2013 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131347/Lot# 26526 $94.00
10/24/2014 PCGS F 15   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3505, 6059/Lot# 23225 $176.25

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