Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,368,000
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: $6.05 (5/27/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909 50C MS obverse 1909 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Among P-mint Barber half dollars, the 1909 is one of the more plentiful issues, even in Gem or Premium Gem grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1909 50C MS
Base $ 17.00 21.00 37.00 100.00 210 370 385 435 510 640 725 1025 1500 3250 5250 - - - -
$ 225 400 420 475 560 700 800 1125 1650 3500 6000 - -

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Total Graded: 446
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2003, 2003/Lot# 1258 $1,045.00
4/11/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #34, 38/Lot# 477 $759.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2602 $2,875.00
3/18/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12349 $356.50
3/25/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131214/Lot# 24413 $518.65
7/12/2012 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 8666 $207.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 8451 $835.43
7/27/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2229 $1,057.50
2/2/2014 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 133239 $220.00

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