Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,922,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.25 (2/28/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1902 50C MS obverse 1902 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A high mintage for the period and a reasonably high survival rate has made the 1902 Philadelphia Mint half dollar among the more common entries for the Barber series. It is readily available in all circulated grades and through MS-64. Gems are a bit elusive, but some truly exceptional pieces have been certified.

1902(P) halves display excellent luster and good, if not quite full, strikes. A touch of weakness on the highest points of the design is not unusual.

A doubled-die obverse variety exists for this issue. Doubling is seen on the ends of Liberty's hair ribbon and the nearby stars.

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Last Updated: 2/26/2020

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1902 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 34.00 66.00 165 220 300 310 370 475 550 570 720 920 1150 2750 6000 17500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1600 3800 12000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 339
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67

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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/25/2020 1902 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base513171443151410123135-14333137951---339
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Total513171443151410123135-14333238951---341
 1%4%5%4%13%4%4%3%4%9%10%-4%10%9%11%3%1%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1902 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59678518339567472594999010661166125813211421173021243410469471987253844410808
627311825448869180096310151099119712791354152418612553383855297216765092320
00000080096310151099119712791354152418612553383855297216765000
00000087497610411133122713001388162719932981426663637235804700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1421
Owner: KMAG100
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1421
Owner: pulver set
 
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