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: $6.29 (5/26/2017)
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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 582
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 66


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6/11/2017 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1256/Lot# 4137


Auction Prices Realized

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7/27/2005 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2071, 2071/Lot# 1509 $121.00
4/15/2012 NGC G 6   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131217/Lot# 21396 $79.00
9/2/2012 PCGS VG 10   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 933 $126.50
12/23/2012 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 91050 $115.50
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 55 $1,450.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20316 $3,701.25
1/18/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3517, 6086/Lot# 21129 $246.75


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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