Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,638,000
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: $6.00 (2/27/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1906 50C MS obverse 1906 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Beginning in 1906, high-grade Barber half dollars are generally a little easier to locate, according to the belief of many collectors. However, nothing could be further from the truth. In the Price catalog, David Akers suggested this issue is quite rare in MS65 or better, but more plentiful than the 1901 to 1905 P-mint issues.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1906 50C MS
Base $ 17.00 21.00 35.00 100.00 215 215 370 385 450 535 550 625 725 1025 1500 3150 7800 17000 - - -
$ 240 400 420 490 575 600 685 800 1125 2000 3525 8500 20000 -

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Total Graded: 334
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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3/4/1994 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 377 $550.00
2/10/2008 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2204 $546.00
4/13/2011 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3048, 3048/Lot# 1413 $241.50
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1229 $1,207.50
11/29/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3714 $2,232.50
12/9/2012 PCGS Genuine VG   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/09/2012, 52/Lot# 88420 $20.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4519 $499.38
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 820, 829/Lot# 855 $950.00

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