The 1908 Barber half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.
Type: Barber Half Dollar
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .36169 oz.
Total Weight: 12.50 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $5.99
The US minted the 1908 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1908 D half dollar, 1908 O half dollar, and 1908 S half dollar. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin below the eagle.
|1908 O||New Orleans||5,360,000|
|1908 S||San Francisco||1,644,828|
This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $5.99 as of December 09, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.57 per ounce.
The 1908 half dollar with no mint mark, the 1908 D half dollar, and the 1908 O half dollar all have similar values. Each coin is worth around $16 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 $950.
The 1908 S half dollar is worth around $16 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $160 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $400. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,100 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $2,750.
Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $1,100 in PR 63 condition. There were only 545 proof coins minted.
Good- The date and the inscriptions are readable. The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband has been completely worn off.
Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband is visible but plain.
Extremely fine- The word "LIBERTY" on Liberty's headband is sharp. The edges on Liberty's headband are distinct.
MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.
MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.
PR 63 proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws.
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