Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 138,000
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: $5.67 (7/7/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1915 50C MS obverse 1915 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

With just 138,000 coins minted the 1915 Barber half has the second-lowest production of any issue. In high grades, above MS65, the 1915 Barber half dollar is extremely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1915 50C MS
Base $ 110 145 290 415 675 900 1050 1300 1475 1775 1875 2400 4375 7050 21000 - - - -
$ 750 1000 1150 1450 1625 1925 2050 2650 4700 8500 41700 - -

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Total Graded: 492
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 265 $4,025.00
4/7/2010 NGC AG 3   Teletrade Auction 2835, 2835/Lot# 1657 $53.00
7/31/2011 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/31/2011, 129/Lot# 13800 $77.00
11/13/2011 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131147/Lot# 26190 $119.60
10/17/2012 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1784 $534.75
11/29/2012 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 9370 $117.50
9/22/2013 PCGS VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 770, 779/Lot# 897 $110.00
9/25/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8439 $381.88

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 50C MS
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Grade: VF 35
Points: 1021
Owner: Scott mathison
Grade: G 6
Points: 418
Owner: ddr70
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