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: $6.71 (2/21/2020)
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: 2/21/2020

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1898 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 24.00 30.00 55.00 130 250 370 400 480 560 630 700 820 1020 1315 3200 6400 45000 - - -
$ 265 - - - 610 - - - 1230 1700 3900 7100 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 290
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
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 1898 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3171216351485101636-14163728163----286
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---------------2------2
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Total3171216351485101636-14163730163----288
 1%6%4%6%12%5%3%2%3%6%13%-5%6%13%10%6%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 40
Points: 725
Owner: DennisG
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 102
Owner: Kitts Collection
 
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