Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,834,338
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 (10/1/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1895 50C MS obverse 1895 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the 1895 Barber half dollar had a relatively large mintage of over 1.8 million coins, it is a conditional rarity. This issue is extremely difficult to locate in the grade of MS65 or higher. In fact, NGC has only graded a total of 13 coins in those grades. (9/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/17/2015

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1895 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 27.00 33.00 85.00 175 275 410 450 500 575 650 700 775 1150 1900 3950 7000 24500 - - -
$ - - 475 535 625 - - 850 1275 2100 4400 10700 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 205
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/3/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 398, 404/Lot# 673 $517.50
9/6/2009 PCGS VF 35   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2729 $178.25
1/9/2011 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211013/Lot# 24171 $109.25
2/5/2012 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3219, 3219/Lot# 1536 $160.00
3/4/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131211/Lot# 28508 $86.00
7/6/2014 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 199045 $32.00
7/21/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32117 $223.25
4/3/2016 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131615/Lot# 23177 $282.00
9/7/2016 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 7701 $540.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59111135320563774838100510661138123913331393147718432401342744317374629773729517
76119197401633795894102510901172127013531421159920292743376254127374665580870
000000894102510901172127013531421159920292743376254127374665500
000000949104611141205130213731449172122153085409663937374701400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1239
Owner: JeffRM
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 503
Owner: VadimD
 
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