Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,368,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.11 (4/1/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1909 50C MS obverse 1909 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A generous mintage has made this a common issue in all grades through MS-64. Well made as a rule, there are more than the usual number of gem survivors.

A new obverse master hub was created, and this has the word LIBERTY a bit more deeply incised. This improved its durability, even as the rest of the coin wore, and grading circulated 1909-15 half dollars is affected slightly.

Beginning with this year the date was applied to the obverse master die and thus does not vary in style or position within any given year. Eliminated were all date-punching varieties, too.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/27/2020

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1909 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 21.00 32.00 67.00 175 230 300 310 370 475 550 570 700 800 1100 2000 4000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 557
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
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: 3/31/2020 1909 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base13838455171311132260122467483266----557
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--------------11------2
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Total13838455171311132260122467584266----559
 0%7%7%8%9%1%2%2%2%4%11%0%4%8%13%15%5%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5967851513666426749419661044115211731321142117302124312639024788636474479608
62731072234586537639499921080115912221354152418612458338541975313672581670
0000007639499921080115912221354152418612458338541975313672500
00000085295810181116116612721388162719932792364344935839708600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1152
Owner: pulver set
 
Grade: VF 30
Points: 366
Owner: Aussielover
 
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