Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,148,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.76 (2/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1894 50C MS obverse 1894 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

While MS coins are not particularly hind to find, including more than the usual number of gems, circulated examples are quite elusive across all grades shy of AU-58. The typical specimen is well struck with excellent luster.

There are no varieties reported for this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/22/2019

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1894 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 35.00 60.00 155 210 325 405 430 470 520 625 715 920 1040 1700 3300 5100 24000 - - -
$ - - - - 580 - - - - 1900 3600 8250 50000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 249
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1894 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base13251611189436421212222736137----249
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Total13251611189436421212222737137----250
 5%10%6%4%7%4%2%1%2%2%8%1%5%9%11%15%5%3%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59131255437663802865966100510881138121913091450186523623324437586446868801310290
8317231651270982389997910331105116512491356158820312683367457988644725087720
00000089997910331105116512491356158820312683367457988644725000
00000093299210601121119212791403172721963003402572218644763100
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1450
Owner: tsevni2
 
Grade: F 12
Points: 437
Owner: D.J. - Gizmo
 
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