Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,762,000
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 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1900 50C MS obverse 1900 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although over 4.7 million Barber half dollars were struck in 1900, most were immediately placed into circulation. Most serious collectors of the time bought a proof from the Mint, so few were saved. Due to this, coins of this era can be hard to locate in high grade.

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Last Updated: 7/10/2017

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1900 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 23.00 35.00 115 240 375 410 430 510 560 650 775 975 1350 3200 5500 26000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1125 1575 3700 8750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 387
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
1/29/1996 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 0810, 810/Lot# 461 $65.40
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2413 $978.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 985 $409.40
4/16/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 1226 $690.00
3/9/2014 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131411/Lot# 20681 $87.00
7/6/2014 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202420 $75.00
8/31/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 202420 $75.00
9/5/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3498, 6052/Lot# 20214 $70.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1900 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base596785143366684745949100510511152117313031421173021243324449977046799793610197
627310421747270481396810201085115912161342152418612524371655677704717886900
00000081396810201085115912161342152418612524371655677704717800
00000088198610361118116612601382162719932924410766367704755700
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Grade: XF 40
Points: 684
Owner: Aussielover
 
Grade: VF 25
Points: 366
Owner: 123cents
 
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