Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 924,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.77 (2/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1896 O 50C MS obverse 1896 O 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite its similar mintage to that of the 1896(P) half dollar this issue is much more challenging to locate across all grades. Mint State survivors are genuinely rare. Like most New Orleans Mint coins of the period, the 1896-O half dollar typically weakly struck at the highest points of the design. This can throw off the grading of circulated examples.

No varieties are known for this date/mint.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/3/2019

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1896 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 70.00 175 310 1040 1950 2150 3700 4500 8200 - - 13000 15750 21500 24500 37000 115000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 55000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 161
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
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 1896 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2328291823231274--34752----161
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Total2328291823231274--34752----161
 14%17%18%11%14%1%2%1%1%4%2%--2%2%4%3%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base592013516741138184319282124236830333365348636013747463060897374851511047124891425617699
106251459829137318711993220525903144340535243650404151166517775493591152813078154040
000000199322052590314434053524365040415116651777549359115281307800
0000002059228728113254344635633698433656036946813510203120081366700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 7374
Owner: Srotag
 
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