1892 50c MS

Mintage: 934,000

1892-O 50c MS

Mintage: 390,000

1892-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,029,028

1893 50c MS

Mintage: 1,826,000

1893-O 50c MS

Mintage: 1,389,000

1893-S 50c MS

Mintage: 740,000

1894 50c MS

Mintage: 1,148,000

1894-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,138,000

1894-S 50c MS

Mintage: 4,048,690

1895 50c MS

Mintage: 1,834,338

1895-O 50c MS

Mintage: 1,766,000

1895-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,108,086

1896 50c MS

Mintage: 950,000

1896-O 50c MS

Mintage: 924,000

1896-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,140,948

1897 50c MS

Mintage: 2,480,000

1897-O 50c MS

Mintage: 632,000

1897-S 50c MS

Mintage: 933,900

1898 50c MS

Mintage: 2,956,000

1898-O 50c MS

Mintage: 874,000

1898-S 50c MS

Mintage: 2,358,550

1899 50c MS

Mintage: 5,538,000

1899-O 50c MS

Mintage: 1,724,000

1899-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,686,411

1900 50c MS

Mintage: 4,762,000

1900-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,744,000

1900-S 50c MS

Mintage: 2,560,322

1901 50c MS

Mintage: 4,268,000

1901-O 50c MS

Mintage: 1,124,000

1901-S 50c MS

Mintage: 847,044

1902 50c MS

Mintage: 4,922,000

1902-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,526,000

1902-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,460,670

1903 50c MS

Mintage: 2,278,000

1903-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,100,000

1903-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,920,772

1904 50c MS

Mintage: 2,992,000

1904-O 50c MS

Mintage: 1,117,600

1904-S 50c MS

Mintage: 553,038

1905 50c MS

Mintage: 662,000

1905-O 50c MS

Mintage: 505,000

1905-S 50c MS

Mintage: 2,494,000

1906 50c MS

Mintage: 2,638,000

1906-D 50c MS

Mintage: 4,028,000

1906-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,446,000

1906-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,740,154

1907 50c MS

Mintage: 2,598,000

1907-D 50c MS

Mintage: 3,856,000

1907-O 50c MS

Mintage: 3,946,600

1907-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,250,000

1908 50c MS

Mintage: 1,354,000

1908-D 50c MS

Mintage: 3,280,000

1908-O 50c MS

Mintage: 5,360,000

1908-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,644,828

1909 50c MS

Mintage: 2,368,000

1909-O 50c MS

Mintage: 925,400

1909-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,764,000

1910 50c MS

Mintage: 418,000

1910-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,948,000

1911 50c MS

Mintage: 1,406,000

1911-D 50c MS

Mintage: 695,080

1911-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,272,000

1912 50c MS

Mintage: 1,550,000

1912-D 50c MS

Mintage: 2,300,800

1912-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,370,000

1913 50c MS

Mintage: 188,000

1913-D 50c MS

Mintage: 534,000

1913-S 50c MS

Mintage: 604,000

1914 50c MS

Mintage: 124,230

1914-S 50c MS

Mintage: 992,000

1915 50c MS

Mintage: 138,000

1915-D 50c MS

Mintage: 1,170,400

1915-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,604,000

Series Overview

The Barber half dollar, officially known as the Liberty Head half dollar, was struck from 1892 through 1915 and nicknamed in honor of its namesake designer, Charles E. Barber. Barber half dollars are mainly collected by type collectors and 19th-century series enthusiasts, though lower-quality Barber half dollars, especially common dates that grade below full Good, often surface in "junk silver" hoards, as such off-quality or lower-grade Barber halves trade at levels relatively close to melt.

While many Barber half dollars are common from the date-and-mintmark standpoint, there are many scarce issues worth well beyond spot prices. Making this series even more challenging to collect in its entirety is that virtually all issues are scarce in grades of XF40 or better, and many semi-key and key issues are tough even in grades as low as G4 or F12. Assembling a full run of Barber half dollars in a grade of Good is a feat that is much more difficult to accomplish than many who are unfamiliar with the series would believe.

The scarcest Barber half dollars include the 1892-O, 1892-S, 1893-S, 1896-S, 1897-O, 1897-S, 1913 (Philadelphia), 1914 (Philadelphia), and 1915 (Philadelphia) pieces, with the rarest being the 1892-O Micro O. There are several other tough dates, and virtually all issues are conditional rarities in the higher circulated grades or better.