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: $8.21 (11/30/2020)
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 1898-O half dollar is notoriously poorly struck, even with respect to other O-Mint halves in this series. The supply of Mint State coins is limited, but some display various degrees of prooflike brilliance on either one or both sides. This issue is particularly difficult to find in the affordable collector grades of F through XF, and problem-free pieces are quite highly sought.

The only variety for this issue is a repunched date 1898 89/89.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/26/2020

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1898 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 80.00 145 375 515 765 1000 1150 1325 1500 1725 1650 2100 2800 3000 8350 12000 36500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 172
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 67

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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1898 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1836261414272267-75310911---170
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Total1836261414272267-75310911---170
 11%21%15%8%8%1%4%1%1%4%4%-4%3%2%6%5%1%1%--- 
1898 O 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------2--------2
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Total-------------2----1---3
 -------------67%----33%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59163351802112414381515160917531821188620092161258533033922493562489588100751158814554
94226501909122914641546165717761843192720602302282435094260537373619750105791257715282
00000015461657177618431927206023022824350942605373736197501057900
00000015781705179818641968211024443064371645975810847599131108400
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 0
Owner: ASK123
 
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