Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 762
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $9.72 (9/19/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1896 50C PF obverse 1896 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The number of proofs coined during the 1890s remained within a very narrow range. Interest in this date is perhaps a bit higher than for others of the decade, due to the modest production of circulating halves at the Philadelphia Mint in 1896. The number of certified gems is noticeably down from 1895, and few of these display Cameo contrast. Examples certified as Ultra Cameo are very rare and highly sought.

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Last Updated: 2/28/2020

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1896 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 575 675 860 1250 1610 3600 4700 8250 20500 - -
$ - - - - - - 700 1000 1300 2025 3750 5250 10750 -
1896 50C PF CA
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 680 780 1070 1375 2200 4250 5850 11500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1175 1525 2400 4600 6750 15000 -
1896 50C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1400 2000 2900 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1550 2300 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 263
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1896 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------15171233633224135--205
-----------------11---2
---------------11-1---3
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Total----------15171233643325155--210
 ----------0%2%8%6%16%30%16%12%7%2%-- 
1896 50C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------21612613113--54
-----------------1----1
---------------1-11---3
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Total------------21613615123--58
 ------------3%2%10%22%10%26%21%5%-- 
1896 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------1111--4
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------------------1---1
Total----------------1121--5
 ----------------20%20%40%20%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 50C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base244268295320348381415450487705964111011271776204825853545421754666185758629249
2522773033293593924274625607911013111613431867222729053769463357066652148070
000000427462560791101311161343186722272905376946335706665200
000000438475632878106111211560195724063225399350505945711900
1896 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3143423724044394775175586028561155132113401886240129603733416650716925844532955
3233523834164524905315736879561210132715222058258732183877446856897432166150
000000531573687956121013271522205825873218387744685689743200
0000005445877711055126613341704222927743475402247696307793800
1896 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base209227251275301327357389423620856127113631683194924483324393550266886707726972
215235259284310337368400489699994130214701772211527403528429956466950137090
00000036840048969999413021470177221152740352842995646695000
000000378412554777113313321576186022823032373146626266701300
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 6185
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 67 UC
Points: 5071
Owner: First Strike Society
 
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