Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 3,946,000
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: $5.30 (8/29/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1907 O 50C MS obverse 1907 O 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

While the Denver Mint began coinage in 1906 and increased production in 1907 and 1908, the New Orleans Mint was slowing down, with its final coinage just two years later in 1909. With the exception of the 1906-O eagle and the 1909-O half eagle, Barber coins were the only pieces minted in New Orleans during its final four years. Its big production years were 1907 and 1908, with about $8 million in coinage. In 1909 the total was just over $1 million, including $171,000 in half eagles. Coinage momentum was clearly leaning toward Denver, while efforts in New Orleans were geared more toward lowering expenses and closing the facility. The typical weak strikes during its closing years suggest that workmen in New Orleans were attempting to increase die life while reducing production costs.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2014

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1907 O 50C MS
Base $ 17.00 24.00 55.00 110 250 385 430 475 550 660 750 1025 1500 3150 7100 23000 - - -
$ 275 420 470 525 590 700 820 1125 1650 3525 11000 - -

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Total Graded: 281
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

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5/13/1998 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1049, 1049/Lot# 1453 $130.80
5/9/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 849 $805.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1327 $747.50
2/17/2013 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 739, 748/Lot# 193 $600.00
4/13/2014 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 186399 $132.00
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1211/Lot# 4320 $1,175.00
12/14/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131451/Lot# 27114 $376.00
3/27/2015 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5581 $969.38

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