Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,644,828
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: $7.05 (9/1/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1908 S 50C MS obverse 1908 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1908-S ranks among the most underrated issues in the entire series. The cataloger has a formula that ranks this piece seventh on the list of underrated Barber half dollar issues in all Mint State grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1908 S 50C MS
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Base $ 29.00 38.00 88.00 175 415 415 525 600 760 925 1025 1275 1650 2550 4450 6100 8900 18500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 88
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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9/6/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 4173


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10/20/2007 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 2437, 2437/Lot# 1324 $20.00
12/11/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 308, 314/Lot# 8173 $3,832.95
7/12/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3787 $5,031.25
10/14/2012 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/14/2012, 44/Lot# 79425 $27.13
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3147 $4,876.25
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3932 $2,820.00
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4560 $6,462.50


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