Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 670
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 (9/20/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1904 50C PF obverse 1904 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Collectors of the time were weary of Charles Barber's Liberty Head design and its contemporaries, all of which had been in production for many years. This is reflected in the plunging sales of proofs throughout this decade. Gems of the 1904 proof half dollar are somewhat more scarce than for most earlier dates in the series. Cameo proofs are particularly rare.

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Last Updated: 2/28/2020

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1904 50C PF
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1904 50C PF CA
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 260
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1904 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------452943773832132--243
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-----------------2----2
-----------------1----1
Total-----------452943773835132--246
 -----------2%2%12%17%31%15%14%5%1%-- 
1904 50C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1-1519---17
------------------21--3
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Total-------------1-151111--20
 -------------5%-5%25%5%55%5%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1904 50C PF CA
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Base216237262285314342372404439642884102110631182173826433525409553167168872733009
223245270295323352383416507723930103511031367204029373715450259337688168210
00000038341650772393010351103136720402937371545025933768800
00000039342757480397510491142155323413231390549096551820700
1904 50C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2722953233543844184534925327641039119312401374199227774198482958367885955437676
2803043333643954304665056098561090120912851580225432514408516565198441189280
000000466505609856109012091285158022543251440851656519844100
000000479519687947114212241329178625153724461955007202899800
1904 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base159175194212234258282308336502705127113631683192824173281385248536886707726869
164181200219242266291317391570894130214701765209127053471418655316950136740
00000029131739157089413021470176520912705347141865531695000
000000299327447637108213321576184622542993366245196208701300
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 7688
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 7168
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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