Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 124,230
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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1914 50C MS obverse 1914 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue recorded the lowest mintage of all Barber Half Dollars. Had this occurred earlier in the series the result would almost certainly be a very rare coin. By the mid 1930s, however, collectors were saving pieces from circulation, and many coins of this date/mint were still available, though quite worn by then. Low grade pieces are thus only moderately scarce, while coins grading F through XF are genuinely difficult to locate. AU and MS survivors are more often seen, and a fair number of gems are available to the advanced collector.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/3/2020

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1914 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 175 375 600 1000 1300 1480 1580 1630 1700 1800 2050 2500 3125 7750 21500 - - - -
$ - - - - 1650 - - - - 4350 8200 23500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 625
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
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 1914 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base202461703826484371011192136101----625
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Total202461703826484371011192136101----625
 3%39%27%6%4%1%1%1%0%1%2%0%0%3%3%6%2%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1914 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3785025759251290165817991969216123352495258526992807291033195104796070848913937311921
41952669210471413170518562033221923882525262327352841304639146056796076949066102220
0000001856203322192388252526232735284130463914605679607694906600
0000001912209722772442255526612771287631834509700879608303922000
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2807
Owner: durdik
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 575
Owner: D.J. - Gizmo
 
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