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: $8.05 (9/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1892 50C MS obverse 1892 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Had this not been the first year of issue a mintage of under a million coins would have resulted in an issue that is scarce in Mint State. As it is, many examples were saved for their novelty, and this issue is plentiful in AU and MS grades through MS-65. For the advanced collector there are a fair number of MS-66 specimens, but the 1892(P) half dollar is quite rare above that level.

The typical example is well struck, though it may display signs of die erosion. Many type collections feature this date/mint, as it is so plentiful in well preserved condition.

This entry offers a repunched date (RPD) variety, as well as doulbled-dies for both obverse and reverse. Some of these display numerous slight offset when found in high grades, and the better varieties will be attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/28/2020

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1892 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 32.00 45.00 90.00 180 245 360 370 430 475 530 580 745 840 1330 2200 2850 13500 50000 - -
$ - - - - 500 - - 750 - 1550 2550 4900 21000 -
1892 50C MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1350 - - - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1054
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1892 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base92661512815132162136563160174202833261--1049
----------1--11-132---9
----------2--1-51-----9
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Total92661512815132162139563162175207853581--1067
 1%2%1%1%1%1%1%1%2%6%13%0%6%15%16%19%8%3%1%0%-- 
1892 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1-1-21----5
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Total------------1-1-21----5
 ------------20%-20%-40%20%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base106131163288463684783941990105111031159130314501735212431263935661690271042313172
114142205346537717836957101010681122120713521545186524583396482974209492113390
00000083695710101068112212071352154518652458339648297420949200
00000088897410311086114012551401164019942792366557228223995800
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3935
Owner: Matt Gordon
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1735
Owner: Scott mathison
 
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