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: $5.32 (7/30/2015)
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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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 35.00 100.00 215 370 385 450 535 625 725 1025 1500 3150 7800 17000 - - -
$ 240 400 420 490 575 685 800 1125 2000 3525 8500 20000 -

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Total Graded: 339
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 994 $419.75
8/11/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 10438 $373.75
10/2/2011 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 3147, 3147/Lot# 1919 $90.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1229 $1,207.50
10/28/2012 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/28/2012, 46/Lot# 81237 $368.50
8/8/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 3990 $2,123.23
8/5/2013 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3442, 3442/Lot# 1408 $293.75
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4628 $3,525.00
12/14/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131451/Lot# 27113 $399.50
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5580 $2,702.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1906 50C MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2124
Owner: Scott mathison
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1186
Owner: JeffRM
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