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: $6.52 (2/23/2017)
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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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: 385
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
10/24/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #59, 64/Lot# 698 $546.25
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 151 $546.25
1/21/2013 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 3414, 3414/Lot# 1802 $50.00
7/14/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131330/Lot# 22327 $90.00
5/18/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131421/Lot# 20710 $158.63
10/12/2014 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 183568 $61.53
5/3/2015 PCGS AU 58   Prooflike Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131519/Lot# 21828 $499.38
8/11/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 453 $2,350.00


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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