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: $6.63 (2/28/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/28/2016

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1900 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 23.00 35.00 115 240 375 410 430 510 560 640 775 975 1350 3200 5500 26000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1125 1575 3700 8750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 382
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/20/2011 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3033, 3033/Lot# 1634 $126.50
1/29/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 730 $368.00
4/24/2013 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 8434 $417.13
5/5/2013 PCGS VG 10   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 750, 759/Lot# 200 $35.00
8/19/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3444, 3444/Lot# 1476 $199.75
2/16/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 169593 $396.00
8/11/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 455 $4,125.43
6/26/2016 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131627/Lot# 21744 $310.20
12/4/2016 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131650/Lot# 23697 $376.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1900 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base596785143366684745949100510511152117313031421173021243324449977046799793610197
627310421747270481396810201085115912161342152418612524371655677704717886900
00000081396810201085115912161342152418612524371655677704717800
00000088198610361118116612601382162719932924410766367704755700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 802
Owner: bigpep1
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 684
Owner: Aussielover
 
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