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: $5.74 (12/18/2014)
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
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 150 180 360 615 950 950 1300 1550 1800 2050 2200 2400 2600 2800 3600 9750 30000 - - - -
$ 1100 1400 1650 1900 2150 2300 2500 2700 3000 4000 10750 39750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 439
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/6/2009 PCGS VG 8   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2732 $138.00
10/28/2010 NGC G 4   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 527, 534/Lot# 4288 $115.00
9/2/2012 NGC G 4   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131237/Lot# 20208 $105.75
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
1/9/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1181/Lot# 10645 $558.13
5/6/2013 NGC VG 8   Teletrade Auction 3429, 3429/Lot# 1686 $130.00
12/8/2013 NGC G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 156094 $86.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base378409560820119314161531163917341794188119362009210225613319499567107084891393739851
388459646944126714541567167017541823189919602040225528133877556668347693906695320
0000001567167017541823189919602040225528133877556668347693906600
0000001603170217741852191719842071240830664436613869598303921900
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2102
Owner: durdik
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 560
Owner: DAVID GREN
 
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