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: $6.09 (5/26/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 4/16/2015

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1902 50C MS
Base $ 17.00 21.00 45.00 110 225 375 400 450 520 640 725 1025 1500 3900 8000 23000 - - -
$ 250 410 440 485 570 700 800 1125 1850 4300 9775 25300 -

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Total Graded: 274
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

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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
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1152/Lot# 3739 $747.50
11/7/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1161/Lot# 8045 $373.75
2/2/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 8435 $431.25
4/28/2013 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 749, 758/Lot# 617 $70.00
12/8/2013 NGC VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 156337 $71.49
9/5/2014 NGC VF 35   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3498, 6052/Lot# 20218 $99.88

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