Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,956,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $9.72 (9/19/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 50C MS obverse 1898 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is one of the most common entries from the 1890s across all grades. Both strike and luster tend to be excellent, and enough gems are available to attract the type collector.

No varieties have been reported.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/18/2020

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1898 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 24.00 30.00 55.00 130 250 370 400 480 560 610 730 870 1050 1330 2900 6000 40000 - - -
$ 265 - - - 610 - - - 1100 1700 3750 6400 - -
1898 50C MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2000 - - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 299
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
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: 9/15/2020 1898 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3191516361495101736-14163828163----295
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---------------3------3
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Total3191516361495101736-14163831163----298
 1%6%5%5%12%5%3%2%3%6%12%-5%5%13%10%5%1%---- 
1898 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1---11-1----4
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Total----------1---11-1----4
 ----------25%---25%25%-25%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59851021834377257741005106611241219130313631472182121793365502610074651976229819
68911292685337418511025108511561247132313991588194025743919670910074688783540
0000008511025108511561247132313991588194025743919670910074688700
0000009281046110511871275134314361705206029704472839110074725400
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 774
Owner: ihavecoins
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 725
Owner: DennisG
 
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