Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 874,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.23 (5/25/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 O 50C MS obverse 1898 O 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint struck 874,000 Barber half dollars in 1898. Unfortunately for collectors, most of those went directly into circulation and few were saved. Due to the extensive circulation as well as the low mintage, this is a semi-key date in all grades. It is quite rare in mint state.

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Last Updated: 12/28/2016

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1898 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 100.00 280 515 740 1025 1150 1325 1450 1550 1650 2250 3100 4300 8350 15250 47500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 141
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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5/27/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1173 $3,105.00
11/23/2008 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 2616, 2616/Lot# 1652 $437.00
2/2/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 330, 336/Lot# 873 $7,245.00
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7205 $12,650.00
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 4086 $2,530.00
8/31/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 198840 $800.00
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4287 $3,066.75
1/7/2015 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 10408 $2,232.50
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1223/Lot# 5084 $2,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59163351802112414381515160917531821188620092161258533033922493562489588100751158814554
9422650190912291464154616571776184319272060230228243509426053737361975010579125770
00000015461657177618431927206023022824350942605373736197501057900
00000015781705179818641968211024443064371645975810847599131108400
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Grade: F 15
Points: 147
Owner: Stuartt50
 
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