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1892-O 50c Micro O, FS-501 MS

1892-O 50c Micro O, FS-501 MS

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 351943)

The 1892-O Half dollar is part of a series of Liberty head (Barber) half dollar coins struck from 1892-1915. The specific variety is Micro O. Struck in New Orleans and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 90% silver; 10% copper from a mintage of <100 Known struck.
The O mintmark is smaller than normal. Most often referred to as a Micro O, this variety was created when an O mintmark punch for quarters was used in place of the regular, larger mintmark intended for half dollar dies. This is one of the rarest collectible varieties of any series! As of 2024, about 51 pieces are known. The majority have problems of some sort or another. They are very rare in circulated grades and extremely rare in MS. Most are AG to VG, and a problem-free coin is a treasure.
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: 351943
Coin Date: 1892-O
Denomination: 50c / Half dollar
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: O
Mint Location: New Orleans
Mintage: <100 Known
Coinage Type: Liberty head (Barber) half dollar
Coinage Years: 1892-1915
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Variety: Micro O
Variety 2: FS-501
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 #: 391216

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