Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 4,028,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.80 (2/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1906 D 50C MS obverse 1906 D 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This first half dollar emission from the newly opened Denver Mint shares with its Philadelphia cousin a generous supply of Mint State coins. Most of these are well struck and have excellent luster, though gems exist in somewhat limited numbers. Circulated pieces are fairly available across all grades.

A misplaced date variety quite similar to that of 1906(P) halves is known. The placement of the errant zero within the denticles below the date is nearly identical. Since both dies were made at the Philadelphia Mint it was mere chance that dictated the facilities at which they would be used.

A few examples has been described as Specimen or Branch Mint Proof coins, but these have not been verified through professional certification.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2020

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1906 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 25.00 40.00 120 230 375 415 435 475 550 655 755 975 1430 3550 6500 50000 - - -
$ - - - - 520 - - 810 1100 2050 3850 9000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 340
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: 2/18/2020 1906 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base52319203191813142426-1736383683----340
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---------------211----4
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Total52319203191813142426-1736383894----344
 1%7%6%6%9%3%5%4%4%7%8%-5%10%11%11%3%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1906 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base596789163395674725949101310511193121913091433175324833260421777046852799510268
627411424048869180097010261098120212491350154019962742357953797704723387530
00000080097010261098120212491350154019962742357953797704723300
00000087499210381146121012791392164622403001389865427704761400
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1309
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1193
Owner: JeffRM
 
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