Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,358,550
Catalog: KM-116
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.47 (7/30/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1898 S 50C MS obverse 1898 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In Premium Gem grade, the 1898-S is exceedingly rare. In the Price catalog, David Akers suggested that no more than 12 to 15 Gems exist, but the number is probably less than that.

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Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1898 S 50C MS
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Base $ 30.00 55.00 105 185 440 440 480 550 650 950 1125 1650 2350 3750 6900 11100 16500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 119
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/2/2001 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1454, 1454/Lot# 1415 $4,280.00
2/6/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 73, 78/Lot# 600 $11,162.50
12/26/2010 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 211011/Lot# 20477 $104.00
1/24/2012 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 8687 $345.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5653 $12,925.00
9/25/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3913 $1,413.53
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 159731 $6,030.00


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