U.S. Coins Half Dollars Barber Halves

1892-O 50c PCGS Good-6 (Micro O)

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Degree of Toning: 4/10
DLRC Inventory #: 310254

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Auction Name: Monday - Internet Auction # 488.
Closed On: Monday, June 14, 2010 4:54 PM.
Realized: $8,050.

Item Description:

The 1892-O, Micro o half dollar is one of the great rarities in 20th century numismatics, and the scarcest date in the Barber half set. This coin is tremendously difficult to find in ANY grade and most often seen in AG (as are most 1892-O halves). The example offered here is actually a solid VG-8 (3 full letters of LIBERTY are visible, with full rims) but PCGS net-graded the coin to Good-6 becuase the surfaces were once very lightly cleaned. Not so much that PCGS didn't want to grade it, but they compromised. Either way, this is a tremendous opportunity for the collector to fill an impossible hole.

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1892-O 50c Micro O PCGS AU50



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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 6463 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Half Dollars
Series: Barber Halves
Type: Liberty head (Barber)
Years for Type: 1892-1915
Strike: Business
Denomination: Half dollar
Mint Location: New Orleans
Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Weight: 12.5g
Edge Type: Reeded