1892 O Barber Half Dollars : Micro O

Early Silver Half Dollars

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: New Orleans

Designer - Engraver: Charles E Barber
Metal Composition: 90% Silver - 10% Copper

Diameter: 30.6 mm
Mass / Weight: 12.5 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1892 O Barber Silver Half Dollar - Micro O
One extremely rare and valuable variety is the 1892 "Micro O" Barber Half Dollar. This New Orleans minted coin has a much smaller "O" mint mark on the reverse of the coin - It is much smaller than normal. In addition: The shape of the "O" is very different than normal as well. The left side of the "O" is thinner and weaker while the right side is actually thicker. This micro "O" was an error caused by the Mint mistakenly using a smaller mint mark punch that was intended for the Quarter dollar instead of the Half Dollar. The error was discovered quickly and less than 100 of these coins were estimated to be produced. It is one of the rarest and most valuable varieties.

The difference between the Normal "O" vs Micro "O" mint mark is depicted below in the example comparison image of the coins:

1892 Normal O vs Micro O Mint Mark Barber Half Dollar - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
2,4554,1545,4347,42611,84218,23327,720--

MELT VALUE: $6.1416


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