Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,766,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $9.15 (3/4/2021)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1895 O 50C MS obverse 1895 O 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Mint State example of average quality are fairly available, and most will reveal some weakness in the hair at Liberty's forehead and at the corresponding position on the reverse (right side of shield and eagle's left claw and the arrow feathers).

Circulated coins are rarest in the popular mid-grades of F and VF. Pieces grading XF and AU are somewhat more available, but often they have been cleaned at some time.

There are no varieties for this issue other than the typical slight variations in mintmark position.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/23/2021

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1895 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 115 135 200 340 500 615 675 775 860 900 1300 1700 2500 6500 12000 29000 - - -
$ 400 - - - 815 - - 1500 2000 3150 7250 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 206
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67

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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/2/2021 1895 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base26302114154547615281411176-1---206
------------------1---1
----------------5-----5
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Total263021141545476152814111711-2---212
 12%14%10%7%7%2%2%2%3%3%7%1%4%7%5%8%5%-1%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base591152204776749339901124121913031375150516091969236832164565632494158546988812536
78150306543760952103511561247132714181540172921022651366651517354941589931077113163
0000001035115612471327141815401729210226513666515173549415899300
0000001079118712751351146215741849223529334115573883859415944100
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Grade: VG 8
Points: 220
Owner: Liberty1776
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 220
Owner: Seiber
 
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