Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 138,000
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.17 (10/19/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1915 50C MS obverse 1915 50C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The 1915 Barber half has the second lowest mintage of the entire series at just 138,000 coins. The coin is not only rare in overall terms, but it also extremely rare in higher grade. In fact, NGC has graded less than ten in gem or above. (8/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/28/2016

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1915 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 105 140 270 425 690 950 1025 1325 1500 1725 1825 2000 2600 4300 5200 13500 - - - -
$ - - - - 1550 - - - - - 5750 28500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 595
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
12/8/2011 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 8532 $253.00
5/6/2012 NGC G 4   Teletrade Auction 3271, 3271/Lot# 1641 $39.00
9/2/2012 PCGS VG 10   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 933 $126.50
9/23/2012 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/23/2012, 41/Lot# 73974 $75.90
11/29/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3723 $1,527.50
1/27/2013 NGC G 4   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131306/Lot# 24147 $61.00
9/22/2013 PCGS VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 770, 779/Lot# 897 $110.00
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1211/Lot# 4326 $2,115.00
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1223/Lot# 5117 $11,162.50
8/18/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42454 $88.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3844185178021021136315051609175319692106221523192385269935924445695173187733805810343
395451612875113514101540165718252015214222502341249029973876528070737456784188200
0000001540165718252015214222502341249029973876528070737456784100
0000001574170518972060217922842363259432944161611671967595795000
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Grade: VF 35
Points: 1021
Owner: Scott mathison
 
Grade: G 6
Points: 418
Owner: ddr70
 
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