1893-O Barber Half Dollar, MS641893-O 50C MS64 NGC. One of several elusive O-mint Barber halves, this earlier issue is scarce at the near-Gem level and a rarity any finer. The frosty tan-gray surfaces of this example reveal scattered areas of blue-green, orange, plum, and yellow toning. Census: 30 in 64, 8 finer (9/13).
Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24LL, PCGS# 6466)
Weight: 12.50 grams
Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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