The 1901 Barber half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1901 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Barber Half Dollar
Year: 1901
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 1901 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1901 O half dollar and 1901 S half dollar. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin below the eagle.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1901 Philadelphia 4,268,000
1901 O New Orleans 1,124,000
1901 S San Francisco 847,044

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 1901 half dollar with no mint mark is worth around $17 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 $550 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $850.

The 1901 O half dollar is worth around $17 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $230 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $1,100. In uncirculated condition the price is around $2,400 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $4,000.

Lastly the 1901 S half dollar is the most rare and valuable series variety. This coin is worth around $32 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $400 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $1,250. In uncirculated condition the price is around $3,500 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $6,500.

Proof coins are available and they are each valued at around $1,100 in PR 63 condition. There were only 813 proof coins minted.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1902 Half Dollar
1900 Half Dollar
1899 Half Dollar