Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 545
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: $5.82 (12/28/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1908 50C PF obverse 1908 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This was the year of the lowest Proof mintage in the entire series with one exception: 1915. Just 545 Proof half dollars were produced in 1908, and few survivors are available in the highest grades. In his Complete Encyclopedia, Walter Breen discussed a new coinage hub that was first introduced in 1908. The primary diagnostic is that the tops of WE are joined. No examples have been seen from the old hub, according to Breen.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1908 50C PF
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1908 50C PF Cameo
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1908 50C PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 180
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
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9/27/2007 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #446, 446/Lot# 1664 $6,325.00
3/2/2009 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2660, 2660/Lot# 1341 $1,955.00
1/29/2012 NGC PF 64   Cameo Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2512 $1,553.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 4454 $3,818.75
9/25/2013 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3952 $1,374.75
4/20/2014 PCGS PF 66   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 1044 $4,678.00
5/25/2014 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 168447 $2,750.00
8/8/2014 PCGS PF 66   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4108 $4,112.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333336502705820856958125818252885336541415747707726869
33333331143915697438328901058144721783045362346766190136740
0000003114391569743832890105814472178304536234676619000
0000003225446637781844924115816362531320538825211663300
1908 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333439642884102110631182173824503441381251047168872733068
3333333148506722929103511021367197527803564424257927687168400
000000314850672292910351102136719752780356442425792768700
000000329357480397510491142155222123110368846736480820700
1908 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333335327641039119312401374199227774198482958367885955437676
33333331796098551090120812841580225332504408516465198441189280
0000003179609855109012081284158022533250440851646519844100
0000003355686947114112241329178625153724461855007202899700
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 5104
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 5104
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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