Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 934,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.69 (2/28/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1892 50C MS obverse 1892 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia struck 934,000 Barber half dollars in 1892. Due to the fact that this was the first year of issue for the series, many coins were saved. However, it was still over a century ago, so high grade coins are still scarce, albeit less so than later issues. This coin is available in gem as well as MS66, but becomes much rarer any higher than that.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/28/2016

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1892 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 45.00 80.00 145 245 360 400 430 490 530 630 775 1025 1300 2550 4800 16500 50000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1003
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/5/2006 NGC MS 63   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1507 $776.25
6/25/2006 PCGS VG 8   Prooflike Teletrade Auction 2223, 2223/Lot# 1651 $41.00
12/10/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 435, 441/Lot# 8425 $885.50
6/3/2012 PCGS VF 35   Prooflike GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 55574 $139.70
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 58   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8364 $528.75
  NGC MS 64   Bonhams $1,755.00
7/21/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32104 $440.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base106131163288463684783941990105111031159130314501735212431263935661690271042313172
114142205346537717836957101010681122120713521545186524583396482974209492113390
00000083695710101068112212071352154518652458339648297420949200
00000088897410311086114012551401164019942792366557228223995800
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1735
Owner: Scott mathison
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1258
Owner: tom7422
 
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