1892-O Half Dollars by Variety | Barber Half Dollars by Date | Half Dollars by Type

Obverse of 1892-O Half Dollar - Micro Mintmark     Reverse of 1892-O Half Dollar - Micro Mintmark


PCGS No: 6463

Image courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

Recent appearances:
MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1339, "Micro O" at $10,350.00


1892 micro-O is a truly rare coin. Though collectors and dealers alike have been looking for this variety for years, only a handful have turned up in grades better than AG. The one MS 68 specimen is from the Eliasberg collection (the nicest Barber half in this set).

The small mint mark apparently came from a quarter punch. The great scarcity of this variety makes us think that the wrong mint mark size was noticed by someone at the Mint and the die was very quickly pulled out of production."

The finest "Micro S" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

1. "The Complete Guide To Certified Barber Coinage" by David & John Feigenbaum

"Micro" mintmark

Normal mintmark

Image courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins