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: $5.35 (7/30/2015)
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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 95.00 290 490 740 900 1050 1125 1200 1550 2200 3650 5100 9000 16000 50000 - - -
$ 810 990 1150 1225 1300 1700 2400 4000 5500 10500 22500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 122
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/21/1996 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0817, 817/Lot# 449 $3,210.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1173 $3,105.00
2/2/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 330, 336/Lot# 873 $7,245.00
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 4085 $2,243.65
8/31/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 198840 $800.00
9/7/2014 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 183560 $102.00
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4287 $3,066.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59163351802112414381515160917531821188620092161258533033922493562489588100751158814554
9422650190912291464154616571776184319272060230228243509426053737361975010579125770
00000015461657177618431927206023022824350942605373736197501057900
00000015781705179818641968211024443064371645975810847599131108400
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Grade: VF 20
Points: 1124
Owner: WFH71
 
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