Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,480,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.16 (9/24/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 50C MS obverse 1897 50C MS reverse


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Last Updated: 7/10/2017

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1897 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 26.00 35.00 65.00 120 250 375 420 455 560 625 685 800 1125 1350 3400 6250 25000 - - -
$ - - - - 570 - - 825 - 1900 - 13000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 249
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
2/11/2007 NGC MS 66   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1471 $3,450.00
11/2/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68112, 68112/Lot# 62277 $977.50
1/19/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 324, 330/Lot# 778 $690.00
11/15/2010 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2960, 2960/Lot# 1587 $322.00
12/9/2012 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/09/2012, 52/Lot# 83763 $50.00
5/31/2015 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131523/Lot# 24510 $211.50
7/9/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1222/Lot# 3151 $6,462.50
7/21/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32124 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base98106135255437725856974105111101206125213151477179921473260436179608428975612378
1011161753165337698951000107111421221127313691584191525183627556181168871106300
000000895100010711142122112731369158419152518362755618116887100
000000935102510901174123712941423169220312889399467608272931300
1897 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base819410621642675286594110341159122113051371143518282250335944026527671266
859814228653478989097210751179124913271392156619682619370651106588671260
00000089097210751179124913271392156619682619370651106588671200
000000915100311171200127713491413169721092989405458186650671200
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