Coin Specifications

Category: Barber Half Dollars (1892-1915)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,358,550
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: $6.25 (2/1/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1898 S 50C MS obverse 1898 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In Premium Gem grade, the 1898-S is exceedingly rare. In the Price catalog, David Akers suggested that no more than 12 to 15 Gems exist, but the number is probably less than that.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2014

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1898 S 50C MS
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Base $ 30.00 55.00 105 185 440 440 480 550 650 950 1125 1650 2350 3950 6700 11100 14500 - - - -
$ 490 540 610 725 1050 1250 1800 2550 4750 7500 12500 31500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 124
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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2/1/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7465


Auction Prices Realized

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2/24/2003 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 577 $5,750.00
2/6/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 73, 78/Lot# 600 $11,162.50
11/14/2010 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 2959, 2959/Lot# 1618 $92.00
8/11/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 10397 $195.50
1/24/2012 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 8687 $345.00
6/30/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131328/Lot# 28184 $411.25
1/8/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1201/Lot# 9097 $1,645.00
6/4/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 8379 $514.65
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30556 $9,693.75
8/31/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 202417 $175.00


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