Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,764,000
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: $6.72 (9/17/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909 S 50C MS obverse 1909 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint only coined 1,764,000 Barber half dollars in 1909. However, census data suggests that a small group of high-grade pieces may have been preserved.

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Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1909 S 50C MS
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Base $ 17.00 24.00 55.00 130 290 290 440 490 560 660 740 790 925 1475 2700 4200 7500 16000 32500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 134
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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10/18/2006 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2275, 2275/Lot# 1412 $403.20
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 3903 $12,650.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 2347 $2,415.00
4/27/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 10725 $184.00
6/1/2011 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 8374 $172.50
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3574 $734.38
10/27/2013 PCGS VG 10   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 775, 784/Lot# 1241 $55.00
11/3/2013 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 124738 $63.80


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