Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,538,000
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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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/28/2016

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1899 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 27.00 40.00 115 230 375 415 440 500 560 640 750 975 1350 3400 6000 26000 - - -
$ - - - - 515 - - 800 1175 1550 3900 11450 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 388
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
5/1/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 May St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Sale #318, 318/Lot# 6808 $3,450.00
8/30/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Sale - Internet Auction # 173, 179/Lot# 5731 $402.50
9/20/2009 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2747, 2747/Lot# 1611 $391.00
5/29/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 294 $310.50
6/2/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 2 - 11 US Coins Internet Auction - Dallas Session(2), 131324/Lot# 20845 $176.25
11/1/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1191/Lot# 4061 $998.75
2/9/2014 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169835 $52.00
8/15/2014 NGC VF 35   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3495, 6049/Lot# 20089 $111.63
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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