Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 5,360,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.20 (11/27/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1908 O 50C MS obverse 1908 O 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite its imminent termination of coining operations, the New Orleans Mint produced its record number of Barber Halves this year. Examples are common across all grades through MS-65, and a small number of superb gems have been certified. These may display less than full strikes, however, and some may even display the obverse die-sinking phenomenon known as "mumps."

The only variety known is a misplaced date in which the top of an errant zero is seen within the denticles below numeral zero of the date. 1908 was a banner year for such oddities across all denominations from cent through half dollar, and the following year's coins would all have their dates applied to the master die to prevent recurrences.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1908 O 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 35.00 80.00 115 230 385 430 475 535 565 650 700 900 1100 2350 4000 10000 27000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 345
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 68

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, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1908 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base33624323513206813151615303637951--345
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Total336243235132068131516163038381051--350
 1%10%7%9%10%4%6%2%2%4%4%0%2%5%9%11%11%3%1%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 O 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base596794163395653684966103611031193122613511438175323353126398464738644999712664
62761172404816637789891058113312041268138015431947259934124814719790951088613297
00000077898910581133120412681380154319472599341248147197909500
000000872101310811163121513091409164821412862369856437920954600
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Grade: XF 40
Points: 653
Owner: Francis Daniel
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 653
Owner: The Wilson Collection
 
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