Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 874,000
Catalog: KM-116
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.05 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 9/17/2015

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1898 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 132
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/11/2006 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 2217, 2217/Lot# 1422 $123.20
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1173 $3,105.00
2/2/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 330, 336/Lot# 873 $7,245.00
10/18/2012 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 9030 $514.65
12/23/2012 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 88195 $51.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 4409 $2,820.00
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30555 $15,862.50
10/24/2014 PCGS F 15   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3505, 6059/Lot# 23225 $176.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59163351802112414381515160917531821188620092161258533033922493562489588100751158814554
9422650190912291464154616571776184319272060230228243509426053737361975010579125770
00000015461657177618431927206023022824350942605373736197501057900
00000015781705179818641968211024443064371645975810847599131108400
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Grade: VF 20
Points: 1124
Owner: WFH71
 
Grade: F 15
Points: 147
Owner: Stuartt50
 
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