Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 3,946,000
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: $6.77 (8/28/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1907 O 50C MS obverse 1907 O 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

While the Denver Mint began coinage in 1906 and increased production in 1907 and 1908, the New Orleans Mint was slowing down, with its final coinage just two years later in 1909. With the exception of the 1906-O eagle and the 1909-O half eagle, Barber coins were the only pieces minted in New Orleans during its final four years. Its big production years were 1907 and 1908, with about $8 million in coinage. In 1909 the total was just over $1 million, including $171,000 in half eagles. Coinage momentum was clearly leaning toward Denver, while efforts in New Orleans were geared more toward lowering expenses and closing the facility. The typical weak strikes during its closing years suggest that workmen in New Orleans were attempting to increase die life while reducing production costs.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/18/2015

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1907 O 50C MS
Base $ 17.00 24.00 55.00 110 250 385 430 475 550 600 660 750 1025 1500 3150 7100 22000 - - -
$ 275 - 450 525 590 - - 820 1125 1650 3525 11000 - -

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Total Graded: 297
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

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7/5/1999 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1182, 1182/Lot# 1417 $545.00
3/24/2010 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 8365 $264.50
1/24/2012 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 8705 $402.50
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2511 $805.00
11/25/2012 PCGS Genuine G   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 86221 $17.00
2/17/2013 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 739, 748/Lot# 193 $600.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1208/Lot# 4514 $5,287.50

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