Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 925,400
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: $5.38 (7/29/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909 O 50C MS obverse 1909 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Following the production of 3,958,600 coins in 1909, with a total face value of $1,040,400, the New Orleans Mint was closed for good. The building then served several years as an Assay Office. In later years the building served the Veterans Bureau from 1927 to 1930 and as a federal prison from 1932 to 1943, confining offenders of the national Prohibition laws. The building was then used as a U.S. Coast Guard reception center, and for Coast Guard storage after that. The building was transferred to the State of Louisiana in 1966. Today, following repairs in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Mint houses the Louisiana State Museum and Historical Center, along with a world famous jazz exhibit and numismatic displays.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/30/2015

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1909 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 30.00 85.00 190 445 700 750 825 1100 1425 1550 1900 3100 5450 12250 24500 - - -
$ 490 775 825 900 1200 1550 1700 2100 3400 6000 13750 27000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 147
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/16/2008 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 1277 $920.00
1/6/2011 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5035 $2,242.50
9/11/2011 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3135, 3135/Lot# 1766 $425.00
6/29/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 180260 $80.00
10/12/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 216855 $500.00
10/8/2014 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 8000 $329.00
  PCGS MS 64   Bonhams $3,276.00
7/9/2015 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1222/Lot# 7506 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5989123320597105911241393145015311799198920682161240130573902561073747708895311419
6910018941275110811214141214771620186220152099224126203339447161987485812397750
0000001214141214771620186220152099224126203339447161987485812300
0000001303143115041710192620422130232128383620504167867597853800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3057
Owner: FredFred
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 123
Owner: Clay
 
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