Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 950,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.28 (11/19/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1896 50C MS obverse 1896 50C MS reverse


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Last Updated: 12/28/2016

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1896 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 26.00 40.00 100.00 180 330 440 500 550 625 725 825 1000 1250 1950 4550 15000 33750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1400 2800 - 23000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 147
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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2/25/2001 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1410, 1410/Lot# 1105 $2,106.00
9/26/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #55, 60/Lot# 784 $333.50
8/11/2011 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 10388 $345.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1317 $1,380.00
4/22/2012 NGC Details G Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/22/2012, 19/Lot# 39314 $19.00
5/30/2012 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 8970 $322.00
7/21/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32121 $183.30
12/4/2016 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131650/Lot# 23696 $493.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5910615536657585690810441117118612711393147716092029275439225836796089851037713117
751222254366698739531068114012141312142115211749227131434560654483029449112900
000000953106811401214131214211521174922713143456065448302944900
000000999109311631243135214491565188925123533519872528643991300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3922
Owner: Srotag
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 1044
Owner: JeffRM
 
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