Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,538,000
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: $7.03 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1899 50C MS obverse 1899 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1899 Barber half dollar is just another example of a conditional rarity in the series. Few collectors of the time thought to put away a nice example out of the 5.5 million coin mintage. Due to this, collectors today have very few mint state examples to choose from. Gem coins are even harder to find.

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Last Updated: 9/17/2015

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1899 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 25.00 48.00 115 220 375 415 460 540 560 625 725 1100 1525 3850 5600 26500 - - -
$ - - 440 510 - - - 800 1200 1650 4400 6650 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 383
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2412 $603.75
10/24/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #59, 64/Lot# 698 $546.25
5/27/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 7889 $431.25
9/20/2009 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2747, 2747/Lot# 1611 $391.00
9/7/2011 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7868 $301.30
12/15/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 154382 $352.00
6/29/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 183561 $62.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1208/Lot# 4506 $1,175.00
10/10/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15285 $158.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1899 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5967102194409663705949101310811193121913031421179921433386401681066788792410182
627913326649467778697010361118120212471342154719142557359653798106716786770
00000078697010361118120212471342154719142557359653798106716700
00000086899210581156121012751382167320282972380667438106754500
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1193
Owner: JeffRM
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 802
Owner: Jamie in AZ
 
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