The 1899 Barber half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1899 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Barber Half Dollar
Year: 1899
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 1899 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1899 O half dollar and 1899 S half dollar. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin below the eagle.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1899 Philadelphia 5,538,000
1899 O New Orleans 1,724,000
1899 S San Francisco 1,686,411

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 1899 half dollar with no mint mark is worth around $18 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $95. In extremely fine condition the value is around $200. 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 $1,000.

The 1899 O half dollar is worth around $25 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $165 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $275. In uncirculated condition the price is around $700 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,600.

The 1899 S half dollar is worth around $25 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $175 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $300. In uncirculated condition the price is around $850 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $2,000.

Proof coins are available and they are each valued at around $1,100 in PR 63 condition. There were only 846 proof coins minted.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1900 Half Dollar
1898 Half Dollar
1897 Half Dollar