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 $8.81 . 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 $365 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 10/15/2018
1892 $12.44 $61 $178 $331
1892 O $179 $372 $483 $684
1892 S $154 $294 $474 $795
1893 $11.17 $59 $152 $467
1893 O $27 $103 $227 $531
1893 S $95 $233 $716 $1,254
1894 $23 $91 $204 $407
1894 O $11.17 $81 $245 $448
1894 S $10.26 $62 $160 $431
1895 $10.26 $55 $140 $355
1895 O $30 $97 $177 $571
1895 S $21 $100 $259 $600
1896 $11.17 $80 $283 $475
1896 O $32 $140 $1,131 Rare
1896 S $79 $166 $579 Rare
1897 $9.72 $41 $172 $346
1897 O $107 $240 $781 Rare
1897 S $95 $200 $759 $1,587
1898 $9.26 $39 $154 $376
1898 O $29 $183 $485 Rare
1898 S $21 $67 $304 $1,402
1899 $9.26 $42 $192 $357
1899 O $12.44 $62 $207 $474
1899 S $11.17 $66 $167 $699
1900 $9.26 $41 $159 $477
1900 O $9.26 $55 $236 Rare
1900 S $8.81 $41 $168 $712
1901 $9.26 $41 $169 $309
1901 O $9.26 $80 $697 Rare
1901 S $32 $127 $808 Rare
1902 $8.81 $38 $166 $323
1902 O $9.26 $47 $225 Rare
1902 S $9.72 $81 $353 Rare
1903 $8.81 $43 $146 $458
1903 O $9.26 $44 $292 Rare
1903 S $9.26 $59 $169 $770
1904 $9.26 $39 $144 $440
1904 O $10.26 $65 $402 Rare
1904 S $43 $343 $2,029 Rare
1905 $12.44 $66 $189 Rare
1905 O $20 $104 $391 $725
1905 S $9.26 $56 $180 $595
1906 $8.81 $38 $163 $354
1906 D $8.81 $39 $157 $257
1906 O $8.81 $42 $226 Rare
1906 S $8.81 $50 $199 $488
1907 $8.81 $38 $160 $326
1907 D $8.81 $39 $160 $404
1907 O $8.81 $43 $142 $341
1907 S $9.26 $78 $328 Rare
1908 $8.81 $40 $151 $367
1908 D $8.81 $38 $141 $439
1908 O $8.81 $38 $161 $410
1908 S $9.26 $60 $291 $815
1909 $8.81 $39 $150 $384
1909 O $9.72 $59 $309 $571
1909 S $8.81 $42 $258 $487
1910 $10.26 $67 $189 $542
1910 S $9.26 $40 $174 $633
1911 $8.81 $38 $135 $384
1911 D $8.81 $36 $218 $456
1911 S $9.26 $40 $228 $1,064
1912 $8.81 $38 $133 $383
1912 D $8.81 $38 $128 $338
1912 S $8.81 $42 $150 $418
1913 $53 $188 $489 $1,025
1913 D $9.72 $36 $157 $472
1913 S $10.26 $48 $249 $1,025
1914 $70 $184 $677 $1,088
1914 S $9.26 $40 $163 $470
1915 $51 $186 $495 $1,325
1915 D $9.26 $36 $126 $354
1915 S $8.81 $38 $148 $365

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.

In depth video Grading Barber Half Dollars | Video details a step by step process to judge condition and assign a grade.

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 $95. 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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Video | Grading Barber Half Dollars

Collectors place great importance to the condition and grade of a Barber half. Grade is key in determining value of these coins. How to video followed by detailed descriptions of the elements to grade are covered.


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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.