Barber Half Dollar Value

Early and rare date Barber half dollar value is rising. Discover any of these or a higher condition coin in your group and the value often reaches into the hundreds of dollars.

Uncirculated Barber Half Dollar

For the remainder, the starting value for a coin in "Good" condition is $10.65 . This minimum value is tied to the silver value of your coin.

Find a higher condition old half dollar and they are on a level all their own. The "Uncirculated" Barber Half dollar pictured is an example of a highly desirable coin. Easily worth over $350 and passionately sought by collectors.

Rare dates, rare mintmarks and Condition all combine to affect Barber half dollar value. How to "Grade" the condition of your coins is covered in detail below.

Barber Half Dollar Value and What Dealers Pay

From one Barber half to the next, quality is often the driving force behind price. Take your time, determine the condition of your coins carefully. See if any reach these higher values.

Barber Half Dollar Value
1892-1915
 Condition of Coin
DateGoodFineExtremely
Fine
Uncirculated
  Barber Half Dollar Value Updated 4/24/2017
1892 $15.04 $52 $178 $393
1892 O $154 $291 $384 $651
1892 S $122 $303 $401 $781
1893 $13.50 $64 $152 $496
1893 O $24 $93 $224 $554
1893 S $97 $318 $608 $1,204
1894 $24 $82 $292 $476
1894 O $13.50 $78 $231 $488
1894 S $12.41 $74 $189 $510
1895 $12.41 $55 $146 $401
1895 O $30 $95 $243 $571
1895 S $36 $91 $285 $652
1896 $13.50 $68 $232 $643
1896 O $56 $162 $1,212 Rare
1896 S $77 $181 $548 Rare
1897 $11.75 $36 $142 $346
1897 O $111 $294 $1,132 Rare
1897 S $107 $238 $973 $1,890
1898 $11.20 $40 $163 $431
1898 O $26 $172 $447 Rare
1898 S $19 $73 $301 $1,114
1899 $11.20 $42 $172 $419
1899 O $15.04 $59 $187 $613
1899 S $13.50 $70 $172 $734
1900 $11.20 $39 $158 $379
1900 O $11.20 $80 $249 Rare
1900 S $10.65 $58 $175 $713
1901 $11.20 $42 $159 $309
1901 O $11.20 $87 $608 Rare
1901 S $33 $171 $612 Rare
1902 $10.65 $36 $152 $364
1902 O $11.20 $42 $279 Rare
1902 S $11.75 $44 $441 Rare
1903 $10.65 $44 $152 $596
1903 O $11.20 $45 $173 Rare
1903 S $11.20 $41 $195 $809
1904 $11.20 $40 $152 $457
1904 O $12.41 $90 $344 Rare
1904 S $31 $337 $2,243 Rare
1905 $15.04 $69 $178 Rare
1905 O $20 $92 $491 $722
1905 S $11.20 $41 $192 $482
1906 $10.65 $36 $156 $347
1906 D $10.65 $40 $176 $315
1906 O $10.65 $45 $162 Rare
1906 S $10.65 $49 $237 $491
1907 $10.65 $40 $156 $369
1907 D $10.65 $40 $163 $357
1907 O $10.65 $39 $176 $360
1907 S $11.20 $81 $279 Rare
1908 $10.65 $41 $166 $379
1908 D $10.65 $36 $161 $425
1908 O $10.65 $36 $160 $373
1908 S $11.20 $58 $247 $789
1909 $10.65 $41 $157 $359
1909 O $11.75 $51 $333 $682
1909 S $10.65 $45 $216 $634
1910 $12.41 $66 $209 $531
1910 S $11.20 $42 $174 $672
1911 $10.65 $42 $163 $391
1911 D $10.65 $42 $99 $491
1911 S $11.20 $42 $207 $951
1912 $10.65 $42 $144 $470
1912 D $10.65 $42 $165 $364
1912 S $10.65 $42 $141 $445
1913 $55 $162 $544 $905
1913 D $11.75 $46 $158 $451
1913 S $12.41 $43 $234 $817
1914 $74 $209 $570 $1,015
1914 S $11.20 $42 $171 $523
1915 $68 $201 $446 $942
1915 D $11.20 $42 $140 $360
1915 S $10.65 $42 $159 $352

The above are the wholesale Barber half dollar value. Computed from dealer's price lists with various mark-up factors figured in. They reflect closely the value you would expect to receive when selling.

Variations in value do occur subject to subtle grading points, collector demands and dealer needs. For more background information, see how value listings in the Coin Value Guide are determined.


Your Half Dollar Value is Conditional

Searching through your coins for rare dates and rare mintmarks occasionally yields results. However, don't over look the impact "condition" has on your Barber half dollar value.

Collectors and dealers first evaluate the state of preservation of a coin, assign a "Grade" and then use this to help determine value.

Compare your Barber Halves to the grading image below. On the obverse look closely at the headband. All the letters to LIBERTY showing separates a coin in "Fine" condition from a coin in the lower "Good" grade. Hopefully at least one or two of your coins are crisp and sharp in all details reaching to "Extremely Fine" or better condition.

Barber Half Dollar Grading

A peek at the Barber half dollar value chart shows coins in superior condition are superior in worth. Small differences in improved detail lead to the higher grades. If your coin is valued over $100 and you are not sure of condition, there is help.

Collectors and dealers consider PCGS and NGC as leaders in coin grading services. They both authenticate and grade your coin. The small fee you pay provides assurance you understand and receive the full value of your coin.

It is also helpful to know grading a coin is not an exact science. It is your opinion, dealers and collectors have their own opinions... and they can all differ slightly.

Dealer and rare coin auction sites often describe in their listings the traits making the coins desirable. Including the PCGS or NGC assigned grade. Additionally, these coin dealer professionals are potential buyers of your coins.

Finding Higher Half Dollar Value - Mintmarks!

Barber Half Dollar Mintmark Location

Find the "S" mintmark on your 1897 and the value rises from the minimum silver value to over $107. Numerous other examples occur with branch mint coins often having higher values.

To locate the "S" indicating the San Francisco mint, look on the reverse just below the eagle. The New Orleans mint placed an "O" and the Denver mint a "D" in the same location. Philadelphia, the forth mint producing Barber Halves did not use a mintmark.

Enjoy Your Old Coins

Consider your group of coins as the beginning of a coin collection. Discover your Barber half dollar value and begin an enjoyable and rewarding hobby. If that is not for you, one successful approach is to sell all your coins and use the proceeds to buy one nice rare coin. The one you were hoping to find in the box. Pass the thrill of a rare coin on to your children.

Values in the Future

Many outside factors contribute to your Barber Half dollar value. Popular year after year, seasoned collectors improving their holdings, new collectors arriving, all leads to higher values. Your old coins continue to gain in value. Check back here to stay current.


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Discover the value of all your old half dollars. From the very first Bust half dollars to Seated Liberty to Barber halves. Continue to the Walking Liberty and Franklin Half dollars. Compare your coins to the "Grading Images" and find their accurate value on the charts.

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Print the Coin Values Worksheet - link in navigation column - to list your Barber half dollars and record their values. Should you decide to sell... use the worksheet as an invoice and packing slip when sending coins through the mail to dealers. It indicates you have done your coin values homework.