Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 792
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: $6.96 (9/27/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1893 50C PF obverse 1893 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck just 792 proof Barber half dollars in 1893, which was a large drop from the 1,245 coin proof mintage of the first year. Most examples tend to have limited cameo contrast, although NGC has graded a single example in ultra cameo.

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Last Updated: 9/18/2015

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1893 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 500 600 675 975 1250 1950 3550 5150 8500 22500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 1050 1375 2150 3900 5600 10500 -
1893 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1075 1450 2200 4150 6500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1175 1525 2600 5175 7750 - -
1893 50C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2900 5600 7900 17000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 4450 6500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 275
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/4/1995 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1995 Atlanta Signature Sale #133, 133/Lot# 5417 $990.00
4/4/2004 NGC PF 63   Teletrade Auction 1865, 1865/Lot# 1150 $742.50
1/29/2012 NGC PF 68   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2509 $8,625.00
5/30/2012 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3884 $2,530.00
4/14/2013 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 747, 756/Lot# 379 $6,718.00
6/3/2013 NGC PF 66   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2089 $3,276.00
8/8/2013 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 4026 $6,757.43
9/25/2013 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3946 $1,399.43
6/27/2014 PCGS PF 65   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1459 $2,585.00
10/12/2014 PCGS PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 208014 $1,025.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2012202442652923203483784126041138127113631683192824333303390248887138707726877
2072282512743013293583894767821182130214701765209627233503423156387138136770
000000358389476782118213021470176520962723350342315638713800
000000368401540960122713321576184622653013370245596388713800
1893 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base237258285311339369404437474686940108411011776208725853525426144856185758629087
244267294320349381415449545771988109013261880225328983770433650526652147530
00000041544954577198810901326188022532898377043365052665200
000000426462615855103610951551198324193212401644105618711900
1893 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3043303603924264635025445868351128129113111350165329603935456560896925844532845
3133403714034384765165586699331182129813241451208932854145507363687432165780
000000516558669933118212981324145120893285414550736368743200
0000005305727521030123713041337155225243610435555816646793800
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 4485
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 2585
Owner: Senator32
 
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