Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,170,400
Catalog: KM-116
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.94 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1915 D 50C MS obverse 1915 D 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the coin had a relatively normal mintage of nearly 1.2 million pieces, the 1915-D Barber Half can be very hard to find in gem. Once you get above the gem level, it becomes nearly impossible to locate an example.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/17/2015

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1915 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 24.00 48.00 105 210 370 385 435 510 525 625 725 1025 1500 3150 5650 16000 - - -
$ 230 - 420 475 - - - 800 1125 1650 3525 6900 18000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 673
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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10/4/2016 AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131640/Lot# 21229


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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2442 $2,357.50
11/24/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2966, 2966/Lot# 1343 $109.25
3/31/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 2067 $4,025.00
5/29/2011 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131123/Lot# 28769 $109.25
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 4136 $4,887.50
8/11/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 10495 $417.45
2/23/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 171565 $2,645.50
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 200676 $300.00
1/4/2015 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 837, 846/Lot# 1280 $2,450.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5967981943816428209419661044115211731303142117302124308040326248660277159930
62771302564687018609499921080115912161342152418612443339747716366697384530
0000008609499921080115912161342152418612443339747716366697300
00000090195810181116116612601382162719932761371555096484734400
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Grade: VF 30
Points: 381
Owner: The Wilson Collection
 
Grade: F 15
Points: 194
Owner: Ed B
 
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