Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,604,000
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: $6.71 (9/18/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1915 S 50C MS obverse 1915 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1915-S is easily the most plentiful Barber half dollar from the San Francisco Mint when all grades are considered. However, Gem or finer examples are truly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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1915 S 50C MS
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Base $ 21.00 26.00 58.00 125 235 235 380 430 475 535 575 635 725 1025 1500 3250 7750 19000 - - -
$ 260 410 470 525 585 625 700 800 1125 1650 3700 8225 29900 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 465
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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5/26/1999 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1168, 1168/Lot# 1473 $92.65
12/10/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 435, 441/Lot# 8432 $287.50
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 300 $603.75
1/3/2012 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 11276 $207.00
9/2/2012 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/02/2012, 38/Lot# 69827 $31.11
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2238 $3,290.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7819 $822.50


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