Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 662,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.50 (11/26/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1905 50C MS obverse 1905 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The relatively low mintage of this date for a Philadelphia product has long been attractive to collectors, but the 1905(P) half dollar is somewhat more available than this figure suggests. It is only moderately scarce in Mint State and the higher circulated grades. As is so true for the series, however, gems are still quite elusive. This is aggravated by the so-so luster of most examples.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1905 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 75.00 52.00 260 290 400 440 515 665 750 825 1000 1300 2250 5000 6500 18000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1600 2800 5750 15000 - 150000

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 145
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
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: 11/24/2020 1905 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base31416895453715151871285----145
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Total31416895453715151881295----147
 2%10%11%5%6%3%3%3%2%5%10%1%3%12%5%8%6%3%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59106139357642820874104410881138130313691505175322153172417248176820102261175414751
75117212452701838931105911051193132514141588190725343505438754857955107351275315489
0000009311059110511931325141415881907253435054387548579551073500
0000009871073112112481347146016702061285338394602615290911124500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4172
Owner: Liberty1776
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1753
Owner: ryanrph
 
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