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: $5.98 (6/3/2015)
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: 3/13/2015

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1908 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 675 975 1250 1950 3500 5100 8650 16500 - -
$ - - - - - 750 1075 1375 2150 3900 5500 9250 -
1908 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1400 2300 4150 5750 10000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1525 2600 4600 6250 - -
1908 50C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 178
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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6/7/2015 PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7817
6/7/2015 PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7816


Auction Prices Realized

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10/17/2005 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 2106, 2106/Lot# 1483 $3,136.00
1/31/2010 PCGS PF 67   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 1117 $7,187.50
7/3/2011 NGC PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/03/2011, 124/Lot# 11931 $4,070.00
7/7/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3727 $2,990.00
8/2/2012 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(1), 1173/Lot# 3584 $6,168.75
9/15/2013 PCGS PF 66   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 769, 778/Lot# 228 $4,714.00
8/8/2014 PCGS PF 66   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4108 $4,112.50
1/29/2015 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1217/Lot# 3152 $3,760.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base159175194212234258282308336502705127113631683192824333281385248536324707726869
164181200219242266291317391570894130214701765209627163471418653436575136740
00000029131739157089413021470176520962716347141865343657500
000000299327447637108213321576184622652998366245195834682600
1908 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base216237262285314342372404439642884102110631182204826433506406451587168872733068
223245270295323352383416507723930103511031471224629313692442958287688168410
00000038341650772393010351103147122462931369244295828768800
00000039342757480397510491142175924453218387847936498820700
1908 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2722953233543844184534925327641039119312401374199227774198482958367885955437676
2803043333643954304665056098561090120912851580225432514408516565198441189280
000000466505609856109012091285158022543251440851656519844100
000000479519687947114212241329178625153724461955007202899800
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 5158
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 5158
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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