Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,124,000
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 (3/1/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1901 O 50C MS obverse 1901 O 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1901-O Barber half dollar is one of the major rarities in the series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/30/2014

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1901 O 50C MS
Base $ 24.00 38.00 100.00 250 530 530 730 830 950 1200 1550 2100 2950 4700 8600 14750 24500 - - - -
$ 580 800 900 1050 1300 1675 2300 3250 5100 9500 16750 - 73000 -

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Total Graded: 76
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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9/6/2000 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20092, 20092/Lot# 2375 $280.00
12/11/2008 NGC MS 64   Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 308, 314/Lot# 8149 $6,571.10
7/5/2009 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2714, 2714/Lot# 1750 $718.75
1/3/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(2), 1166/Lot# 3666 $3,737.50
9/6/2012 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 8545 $573.40
11/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 9332 $2,115.00
6/2/2013 PCGS AG 3   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 118924 $23.17

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