Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 553,038
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: $7.11 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1904 S 50C MS obverse 1904 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The rarity of Mint State 1904-S half dollars is well documented over many years. Only 553,038 coins were minted, the eighth-lowest production of the entire series. In Gem grades, the 1904-S is one of the rarest Barber halves aside from the 1892 Micro O variety, 1893-S, and 1900-O.

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Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 151
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2005 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 4237 $92,000.00
3/28/2009 PCGS G 6   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 8788 $86.25
5/17/2010 NGC G 4   Teletrade Auction 2855, 2855/Lot# 1541 $32.00
7/8/2012 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131229/Lot# 24839 $126.50
10/17/2012 PCGS G 6   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24708 $19.55
1/20/2013 NGC G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/20/2013, 58/Lot# 96895 $43.77
7/11/2013 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1187/Lot# 8104 $411.25
3/30/2014 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 331 $500.00


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