Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 534,000
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: $6.15 (4/2/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1913 D 50C MS obverse 1913 D 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Probably because of where the 1913-D falls in the series, that is, toward the end, it was saved in greater numbers than one might imagine from a casual glance at the mintage of only 534,000 pieces. It was even hoarded as a low mintage issue in Good-VG condition. That being said, the availability of the '13-D drops off precipitously above the MS64 level. Gem and better pieces are no more available than other, better known issues.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/30/2014

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1913 D 50C MS
Base $ 23.00 30.00 68.00 125 285 285 400 435 475 575 625 740 850 1025 1500 4450 16500 - - - -
$ 310 430 465 510 650 700 825 875 1125 1650 5500 25850 - -

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Total Graded: 270
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

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6/1/2011 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 8398 $310.50
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1/3/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(2), 1166/Lot# 3692 $1,035.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1467 $3,525.00
7/13/2014 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 812, 821/Lot# 125 $160.00
8/31/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 204721 $295.00

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