Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,124,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $9.72 (9/19/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1901 O 50C MS obverse 1901 O 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Almost without exception 1901-O half dollars are poorly struck at their centers. This can make it challenging to grade moderately worn examples, and coins in the popular grades of F through AU are quite scarce. Mint State survivors are genuinely rare, with gems being extremely so.

This issue is seen with either the old (1896-1900) obverse hub or the new one which first appeared in 1901. Collector interest in these varieties is small, particularly given the overall scarcity of 1901-O half dollars.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1901 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 27.00 60.00 225 400 685 800 925 1945 1990 2125 2475 2750 4450 6025 11950 21100 42500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 8750 14000 - 72500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1901 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base21117613263317-2841452----106
----------------1-----1
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Total21117613263317-2841562----108
 2%10%16%6%12%2%6%3%3%1%6%-2%7%4%14%6%2%---- 
1901 O 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base819815536672511791246142715371658191021612525298537124841604873749271116721335516640
8711722548687612011306146415771742199422822678322740885243649080061007112233144500
000000130614641577174219942282267832274088524364908006100711223300
000000136715001618182620772404283234704465564669328639108721279400
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1658
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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