Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.70 (2/22/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1892 O MICRO O 50C MS obverse 1892 O MICRO O 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

There is only one variety for the 1892-O half, but it's a whopper. On one reverse die a smaller mintmark intended for quarter dollars was employed, and examples of this "Micro O" coin are very rare. As of 2014, just 38 pieces had been confirmed, and the rate of new discoveries is likely to be quite slow. The Eliasberg Collection dispersed in 1997 featured the finest known example by several grades.

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Last Updated: 1/10/2020

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1892 O MICRO O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 5250 7400 11700 15000 16650 18800 19200 20900 25000 33500 36000 40000 46000 63000 100000 - 140000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 17
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
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: 2/18/2020 1892 O MICRO O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base5331----1----1-11--1--17
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Total5331----1----1-11--1--17
 29%18%18%6%----6%----6%-6%6%--6%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 O MICRO O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17073968510454665836640065456753695172587543780880588559936110372121781391415252188662015324570
2461434752255589602464486614681970537353763178918225882696981097412757143601645719295216250
000000661468197053735376317891822588269698109741275714360164571929500
0000006684688571567448772079758392909410035115761333514806176611972400
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