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1892 50 Cents

1892 50 Cents

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 6553)

The 1892 50 Cents is part of a series of Liberty head (Barber) half dollar coins struck from 1892-1915. 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.
The half dollars designed by Charles Barber from 1892-1915 were decidedly unpopular during their day. The coins were considered less attractive than their Seated predecessors and they did not wear well. That is, they looked really unattractive wen worn down, and this series was well circulated. Most key dates in the Barber half series are inexpensive in lower grades for this reason. The series has since become quite popular with collectors.
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: 6553
Coin Date: 1892
Denomination: 50c / 50 Cents
Designation: MS
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 934,000
Coinage Type: Liberty head (Barber) half dollar
Coinage Years: 1892-1915
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
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 Designer: Charles E. Barber
PCGS #: 6461

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