Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 124,230
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: $5.79 (4/21/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Charles E. Barber
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1914 50C MS obverse 1914 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Collectors of Barber halves are well acquainted with the 1914 issue, one that is foundationally rare in every grade because of its minute mintage of 124,230 pieces. At coin shows, even worn AG3 examples of this issue are elusive, and middle-grade examples are virtually non-existent.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2014

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1914 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 150 180 360 615 950 1300 1550 1800 2050 2400 2600 2800 3600 9750 30000 - - - -
$ 1100 1400 1650 1900 2150 2500 2700 3000 4000 10750 39750 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 449
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66


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4/26/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1219/Lot# 4594


Auction Prices Realized

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1/7/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 3909 $9,775.00
9/6/2009 PCGS VG 8   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2732 $138.00
1/28/2010 NGC VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 449, 455/Lot# 4329 $184.00
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 4131 $2,656.50
4/22/2012 NGC G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/22/2012, 19/Lot# 48271 $102.63
8/28/2012 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 3337, 3337/Lot# 1095 $111.00
9/2/2012 NGC Details VG Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131237/Lot# 20209 $74.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1781 $2,070.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3785025759251290165817991969216123352495258526992807291033195104796070848913937311921
41952669210471413170518562033221923882525262327352841304639146056796076949066102220
0000001856203322192388252526232735284130463914605679607694906600
0000001912209722772442255526612771287631834509700879608303922000
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2807
Owner: durdik
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 575
Owner: DAVID GREN
 
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