Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 2,446,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.62 (10/1/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1906 O 50C MS obverse 1906 O 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As is true with all New Orleans half dollars in the 20th Century, many examples are poorly struck. A few of these display "mumps," a sinking of the obverse die that resulted in a raised area around Liberty's neck and jaw. Mint State pieces are somewhat scarce, though a fair number have been certified as gems. There may be some duplication in these figures. Circulated examples are plentiful in lower-mid grades, but they become more elusive at the XF and AU levels.

No varieties are known for 1906-O.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/25/2020

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1906 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 35.00 80.00 175 185 455 495 620 900 1000 1100 1290 1600 2750 5350 8000 19500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 3400 - 9250 52000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 158
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
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: 9/29/2020 1906 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base4132020233626514-36121065----158
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Total4132020233626514-36121175----160
 3%8%13%13%14%2%4%1%4%3%9%-2%4%8%7%4%3%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1906 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5989115237450684735990105111381239133314501776223332384187504978597871913611637
6998156308528701820101010801172127013721559192825683554447459867863829399700
000000820101010801172127013721559192825683554447459867863829300
000000905103111091205130214111667208129033871476269227867871400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1239
Owner: durdik
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 735
Owner: LARRY LIVELY
 
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