Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,922,000
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: $5.90 (3/3/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1902 50C MS obverse 1902 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1902 Barber half dollar, with more than 4.9 million coined, has the third-highest mintage of any issue in the series behind 1899 and 1908-O. Such a high mintage failed to provide today's collectors with an adequate supply of Gem or finer examples.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1902 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 21.00 45.00 110 225 225 375 400 450 520 590 640 725 1025 1500 3900 8000 23000 - - -
$ 250 410 440 485 570 650 700 800 1125 1650 4300 9775 25300 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 269
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/24/2005 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2030, 2030/Lot# 1386 $286.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3986 $1,552.50
3/25/2010 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 465, 471/Lot# 7478 $138.00
3/21/2013 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7771 $305.50
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8397 $411.25
5/18/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131421/Lot# 20713 $158.63
7/6/2014 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202421 $100.00
9/19/2014 NGC F 15   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3500, 6054/Lot# 22215 $23.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1902 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59678518339567472594999010661166125813211421173021243410469471987253844410808
627311825448869180096310151099119712791354152418612553383855297216765092320
00000080096310151099119712791354152418612553383855297216765000
00000087497610411133122713001388162719932981426663637235804700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1421
Owner: ryanrph
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1066
Owner: JeffRM
 
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