Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,834,338
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.02 (6/22/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 12/28/2016

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1895 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 32.00 85.00 170 275 390 440 465 535 625 675 840 1075 1850 3550 6500 24500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 850 - 1950 4000 8100 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 212
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
7/26/2003 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 7714 $1,207.50
12/5/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #65, 70/Lot# 722 $17,825.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 144 $241.50
8/3/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 398, 404/Lot# 673 $517.50
12/2/2009 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2779, 2779/Lot# 1338 $488.75
7/6/2014 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 199045 $32.00
7/17/2015 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 4412 $998.75
9/7/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1239/Lot# 5523 $6,168.75


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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