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: $6.79 (2/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1895 50C MS obverse 1895 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is one of the easier issues from the 1890s to find in gem condition, though most certified pieces fall short of this mark. The typical specimen is well struck and lustrous. Circulated examples are plentiful in low grades, but examples in problem-free grades of F through XF are more challenging. Sliders grading AU-58 are not too difficult to find, and a collection of Barber Halves in this grade is a popular quest.

There are no varieties reported for 1895(P).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/3/2019

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1895 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 40.00 68.00 170 225 330 360 440 575 600 625 750 1030 1780 3200 5700 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 825 - 1900 3800 8100 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 225
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 1895 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base121135167666823-1630272694----224
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-------------1--------1
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Total121135167666823-1631272694----225
 0%9%6%2%7%3%3%3%3%4%10%-7%14%12%12%4%2%---- 
1895 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-------1
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Total--------------1-------1
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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 58
Points: 1239
Owner: pulver set
 
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