1906-O BARBER 50C MS66

Grading Service: NGC
SKU: 131232
Cert Number: 3318756004
NGC Population: 0**
NGC Graded Higher: 0**

In 1906, the McIlhenny of Louisiana received a trademark for the word Tabasco, though the word was also the name for both a pepper and a region in Mexico. The family used this trademarked name for their pepper hot sauce, which is now one of the world’s most popular condiments. This 1906 half dollar, minted in New Orleans, may have helped the McIlhenny family trademark their exceptionally recognizable name.

Although more correctly described as the Liberty Head type, the Half Dollar produced from 1892 through 1915 has long carried the name of its designer, Chief Engraver Chares E. Barber.  The Barber Half Dollar series is a very interesting one.  With the exception of only the 1899 and 1908-O, all issues of this type have original mintages of fewer than 5 million coins.  Additionally, these coins were produced to meet strong demand in commercial channels, and heavily worn survivors are quite plentiful in numismatic circles.  The combination of limited mintages and widespread circulation means that all Barber Half Dollar issues are very scarce in the finer circulated grades.  Mint State survivors are also elusive, most owing their existence to a trio of dealers who tucked away a few rolls during the 1930s.  These have long since been broken up and the individual coins dispersed into the market.  The rarest Barber Halves are the 1893-S, 1896-O, 1896-S, 1897-O, 1897-S, 1901-S, 1904-S, 1913, 1914 and 1915.
**Source: NGC Price Guide. Although we try to be as accurate as possible on the listed population, third party pricing and coin information, information constantly changes. We suggest you verify all information.