Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,762,000
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: $5.65 (12/22/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1900 50C MS obverse 1900 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The population and auction data clearly illustrate the rarity of high-grade 1900 Barber halves. The story is seemingly repeated from year to year: Millions of coins were minted (4.7 million in 1900) at the Philadelphia Mint, but no contemporary collectors saved them, preferring proof examples instead. As a result, some of the rarest Barber halves are those high-grade business strikes from the Philadelphia Mint.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1900 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 344
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/9/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 255, 261/Lot# 652 $1,089.05
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 3197 $32,200.00
10/27/2010 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 2950, 2950/Lot# 1330 $161.00
1/29/2012 PCGS   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 730 $368.00
3/25/2012 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131214/Lot# 25592 $94.00
11/29/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 9326 $282.00
3/21/2013 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3558 $6,756.25
7/6/2014 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202420 $75.00
7/25/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22283 $1,321.88


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