Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,560,322
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: $7.60 (7/23/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1900 S 50C MS obverse 1900 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This popular, high visibility date is another year that is represented by branch mint issues that are decidedly rare in Mint State. Even though more than 2.5 million half dollars were struck in the San Francisco mint in 1900, very few Uncirculated coins are known, especially in the better grades of Mint State. The primary reason for this issue's scarcity is because a substantial percentage of the mintage was shipped to the Philippines and circulated there. This fact is little known outside the circle of Barber specialists, and as a result the 1900-S has remained a very scarce and underrated issue in the series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1900 S 50C MS
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Base $ 19.00 29.00 65.00 120 235 235 380 435 540 650 700 800 1175 2550 4450 8750 15750 32500 - - -
$ 260 420 475 590 700 760 880 1275 2800 4800 9750 18000 57500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 113
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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7/5/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 July Dallas, TX Coin Signature Auction #407, 407/Lot# 2447 $7,475.00
5/30/2007 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2374, 2374/Lot# 1407 $313.60
1/5/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 11103 $388.70
12/8/2011 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 8500 $402.50
12/23/2012 PCGS G 6   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 731, 740/Lot# 146 $30.00
7/21/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/21/2013, 84/Lot# 127878 $62.70
3/9/2014 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131411/Lot# 20682 $112.80


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