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1892 50c Triple Die Reverse, FS-801 MS

1892 50c Triple Die Reverse, FS-801 MS

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 226406)

The 1892 Half dollar is part of a series of Liberty head (Barber) half dollar coins struck from 1892-1915. The specific variety is Triple Die Reverse. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 90% silver; 10% copper from a mintage of 934,000 struck.
Tripling is evident on all outer lettering, with doubling visible on several stars, the ribbon ends, and the arrows.
Obverse: Portrait of Liberty surrounded by 6 stars on the left periphery and 7 stars on the right. IN GOD WE TRUST is inscribed at the top with the date positioned at the bottom center.
Reverse: The heraldic eagle holding the symbolic olive branches and arrows is centered in the design with the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and HALF DOLLAR around the periphery. A ribbon in the eagle's beak bears the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM. 13 stars appear in the field above the eagle's head. Mintmark, if any, is positioned under the eagles tail feathers, above the D in DOLLAR.

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Catalog Detail

GSID: 226406
Coin Date: 1892
Denomination: 50c / Half dollar
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 934,000
Coinage Type: Liberty head (Barber) half dollar
Coinage Years: 1892-1915
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Variety: Triple Die Reverse
Variety 2: FS-801
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Fineness: 0.9
Weight: 12.5 gr
Weight: 0.36169 oz
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: Charles E. Barber
Obverse Lettering: IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, 1892
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, HALF DOLLAR, E PLURIBUS UNUM
PCGS #: 145290
NGC ID: 24LF
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