Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,638,000
Catalog: KM-116
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.14 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1906 50C MS obverse 1906 50C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck a healthy total of around 2.6 million Barber half dollars in 1906. While Barber halves from this era and later are usually relatively easy to locate in higher grades, the 1906-P is quite difficult to find in gem or higher.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/18/2015

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1906 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 21.00 35.00 100.00 215 370 385 450 535 550 625 725 1025 1500 3150 7800 17750 - - -
$ 240 - 420 490 - - - 800 1125 2000 3500 8500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 370
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
6/6/1998 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1998 June Long Beach Sale #187, 187/Lot# 5816 $862.50
2/10/2008 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2204 $546.00
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 8344 $776.25
7/4/2012 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3306, 3306/Lot# 1420 $75.00
1/20/2013 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/20/2013, 58/Lot# 88188 $121.00
4/13/2014 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 186398 $139.16
8/3/2014 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 815, 824/Lot# 652 $170.00
10/5/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131441/Lot# 23195 $205.63
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5580 $2,702.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1906 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59678514336665370594196610661186120613031421173021243423464364007731897911449
62731042174626707849499991106119312381342152418612557383052296844814798020
0000007849499991106119312381342152418612557383052296844814700
00000086295810331146119912711382162719932990423658147287856300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2124
Owner: Scott mathison
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1186
Owner: JeffRM
 
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