The 1894 Barber half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1894 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Barber Half Dollar
Year: 1894
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: 11.25 grams
Total Weight: 12.50 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $6.33

The US minted the 1894 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1894 O half dollar and 1894 S half dollar. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin below the eagle.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1894 Philadelphia 1,148,000
1894 O New Orleans 2,138,000
1894 S San Francisco 4,048,690

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $6.33 as of October 22, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.50 per ounce.

The 1894 half dollar with no mint mark is worth around $30 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $200. In extremely fine condition the value is around $300. In uncirculated condition the price is around $600 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,100.

The 1894 O half dollar is worth around $25 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $170 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $300. In uncirculated condition the price is around $600 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,150.

The 1894 S half dollar is worth around $22 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $140 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $215. In uncirculated condition the price is around $650 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,400.

Proof coins are available and they are each valued at around $1,100 in PR 63 condition. There were only 972 proof coins minted.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1895 Half Dollar
1893 Columbian Half Dollar
1892 Columbian Half Dollar